With the COVID19 pandemic affecting every activity and various sectors of the country, the fishery sector has not been left out. The fishery sector in Ghana provides a significant source of protein for Ghanaians and contributes immensely to food security. However, restrictions imposed by the government such as the closure of restaurants, closure of borders, and the social distancing policy affected harvesting and sale of fish. Fishmongers have also been equally impacted due to reduced fish catch and reduction in sales.
Directives issued by the government on public gatherings and the partial lockdown also impeded our implementation of activities in the power to the Fishers project target districts. However, with some restrictions eased, CERATH Development Organization (CDO) embarked on a sensitization exercise to educate our beneficiary communities on the spread and symptoms of the coronavirus.
The fisherfolks were also educated on appropriate handwashing and the use of Personal protective equipments (PPEs) and measures they must take to prevent further transmission. PPEs were also donated to these communities to curb the spread of the virus.