Jubilee Partners Organises Regatta For Fishermen Compiled By Alfred Adams
The programme, which is an annual ritual sponsored by Jubilee Partners, did not only bring the unity that existed between the fishermen through the fun games, but as well taught them the importance of doing away with what has become known as light fishing.
The fishermen, even before the commencement of the regatta, had pledged their allegiance for a better method of fishing instead of light fishing.
The president of the Canoe Fishermen Council, Nana Kondua, made the pledge on behalf of his colleague fishermen.
He told the press and other onlookers that the days where light fishing had assumed center stage were now over, and that they had come to realise that the best method of fishing was to use the net, and not any other means.
He said they were collaborating with the government and security agencies to arrest any fishermen caught engaging in light fishing.
The regatta took off with six coastal communities taking part in the exercise, which were Nzema East, Ahanta West, Sekondi Takoradi, and Jomoro among others.
They participated in games such as canoe race, eating competition, tug of peace, and drilling among others. Hundreds of people stormed the grounds of the fun games to watch proceedings. At the end of the whole competition, fishermen from the Nzema East emerged victorious, taking a monetary prize of GH¢1,000, followed by fishermen from the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and Shama, which took GH¢800 and GH¢400 for the second and third price respectively.
Pix: The canoes and the fishermen filling the plastic containers with water, and others readying for the regatta exercise.
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