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Fisheries Ministry Boosts Safety at Sea

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Tuesday 28th July 2020 donated huge consignments of high-quality safety gears to various sectors in the fishing and marine industry for safety at sea. Over 2,000 lifejackets, hundreds of VHS radios, whistles and other protective gears were handed over to the various sectors.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the Joint Maritime Committee at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Navy building at Murray Town, the Minister of Marine Resources Mrs Emma Kowa-Jalloh said the items were to protect fishermen in their work.

She noted that for every problem on the sea, the ministry takes responsibility for which they are in partnership with relevant MDAs to enhance protection of fishermen.

The minister thanked the president and the Ministry of Finance for their support to the Marine Ministry.

The presentation generated a flow of commendations from various recipients. The head of the consortium of Fishermen Union, Mr Wudie Bakie Koroma noted that this is the first time in the history of the country they have received such gestures. He thanked the government and the minister for the gesture.

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