The Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea has presented two vehicles and some items valued at $100,000 to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD).
The items included 20 laptops and accessories, five photocopiers set and a camera to support the Research and Scientific Survey Division of the Fisheries Commission.
Handing over the items in Accra, the Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Mrs Myounsun Kim, said the gesture was also to enhance cooperation between the two countries, especially in relation to the fisheries sector.
She said over the past years, the two countries had collaborated to address challenges that confronted the sector, particularly illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing along the coast of Ghana.
Mrs Kim said it was in the interest of the Korean government to assist Ghana in the area of equipment to improve fishing activities in the country.
According to her, the items were selected based on the specific needs of MOFAD, adding that “the Korean government will continue to support the government of Ghana”.
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Ms Sherry Ayittey, who received the items, thanked the Korean government for the support and gave an assurance that the items would be used for the intended purpose.
According to her, Ghana had been one of the most important bases for the Korean fishing industry, since, according to her, more than 20 Korean fishing companies were operating in the country currently.
Mrs Ayittey said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1977, Korea and Ghana had continuously expanded their cooperation and exchanges in various areas.