The youth organizer of the Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishermen, Nana Opambour has reacted with skepticism government’s resolve to establish a pension scheme for fishermen in the country which he believes is long overdue.
The Minister of fisheries, Madam Sherry Ayitey recently stated that government is working hard to establish a pension scheme for fishermen in the country to help them enjoy life when they retire from active fishing.
This raised several comments from people whether this pension scheme will help the fisher folk or not. Latest to comment on this pension scheme is the Youth Organizer for GNAFF, Nana Opambour Bonsu Boateng who was of the view that, this is a very good step government has taken but, he doubted its implementation.
Speaking on the Agric forum program on Rite FM last Saturday, Nana Opambour explained that, government has made this promises several times but none of these had been fulfilled by government and farmers in the country continue to suffer in the hands of successive governments.
He noted that even Civil Servants were facing numerous challenges with their pension scheme system, and that adding fishermen to the scheme will not see the light of day.
He further stated that Agriculture is a private job and the farmers are in the capacity to manage the sector with a little support from government.