Ghana has banned the importation of Tilapia, a popular fish on most Ghanaian eateries’ menu, to spur growth in the local budding aquaculture sector.
Madam Sherry Ayitey, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, who announced this in Tema, said the ban would create about 50,000 jobs in the aquaculture sector of the economy, where young unemployed persons are being targeted.
Madam Ayitey has embarked on a working visit with Mrs Sena Duah, Deputy Sector Minister, to the Fisheries Enforcement Unit in Tema.
According to her, the ban would help provide the needed market for the youth.
Madam Ayitey said portions of the Volta Lake would be demarcated for all year round aquaculture.