Fisheries Ministry supports Konakridee with COVID-19 prevention materials
The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has handed over face masks, disinfectant, hand sanitizers, hand wash and waste bins to residents of Konakridee Community in the Port Loko district.
The gesture is a continuation of the ministry’s support to complement the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, through the donation of preventive materials to fishing communities across the country.
Deputy Head of Marine Artisanal Unit, Kadie Seaport Kamara, said the act is a continuation of what the Ministry has already started in other fishing communities with the aimed of ensuring that members of the coastal community remain safe during this period.
“At a time like this when things are not normal, it is of importance that everyone follows precautionary measures set aside by our health authorities so that the virus will soon become a thing of the past,” she urged.
Madam Kamara admonished fish mongers to always practice good fishing methods and refrain from the bad ones as the government through the ministry frowns at such.
Receiving the items, Town Chief of Konakridee, Pa Adikalie Sorie Suma, thanked the government for considering them and assured that the items will be used for the right purpose.
Master Fisherman of Konakridee Community, Ibrahim Kargbo expressed his delight and noted that the relationship over the years between them and the Fisheries ministry remain a good one with lots of support.
He highlighted the porous collection of licenses fee due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the setting up of a consortium which is virtually making them dormant as their main challenges.
Donation of COVID-19 prevention materials has also been made to other fishing communities, including Goderich, Bo, Shenge, Tombo, Bondapi and Makali respectively.