Fishermen of the Jamestown community will from tomorrow 22nd July vacate their old landing site at the Lighthouse in Jamestown to a new place; the estuary where the korle lagoon and the sea meets.
The move is to create enough space at the Jamestown landing site for the construction of a fishing harbour.
Public relation officer of the Accra metropolitan assembly, Mr. Gilbert Ankrah said the fishermen will be staying there temporarily until the completion of the harbour.
He assured citizens of their engagement and talks with the fisherfolks adding that no squatter will follow the fisher folks to the new site.
As part of the relocation project, there has been a breaking water project ongoing at the new site, with the aim to control the tides from the sea wave for a safer landing of the boats along the shore.
Mr. Robert Nartey, fisherman and observer who spoke to Adoanews said the tides is making it difficult for the “breaking water” project to progress steadily.
Reiterating that they have been home somedays now as a result.
A fishmonger also requested that all sellers at the shore should be well grouped and arranged according to the type of see food sold.
by Mabel Sowah