Agric Expert, Dr. Boa has defended Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Disignate, Hon. Hawa Koomson following her answer about how to define Fish farming during the her vetting at the Appointment Committee yesterday.
Member of Parliament for Bodi, Sampson Ahi sought to get the Minister nominee for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson to define fish farming and outline two of its advantages when she appeared before the Committee.
In her answer to the Committee Member’s question, the former Minister for Special Development Initiatives issued a disclaimer stating
“I will try my best” before moving on to define fish farming as “the process of rearing of fish in the reservoirs and the fish ponds, etcetera. Thank you.”
After being reminded of the need to supplement her answer with some advantages of fish farming, the minster nominee stated that: “One of the advantages of fish farming is that it makes the farmer earn some income. It also increases fish in our community for consumption.”
Dr. Boa speaking to Africannewsgh reporter, Nana Frimpong said, Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Hon. Hawa Koomson got the answer correct.
According to him, fish farming is about rearing fish in a confined place for commercial or personal use.
He added that, it is the responsibility of the farmer to take care of the fishes until they have grown enough to either sell them or use them for personel purposes.