Chinese seems to have taken over every work in Ghana.
These foreigners have been accused numerous times over their involvement in local businesses such as small-scale mining, cocoa production, trading, and many more.
However, they are not ready to relinquish those works to the locals.
Subsequently, the Chinese Nationals have shifted their attention to fish farming, leaving the local fish farming severe heartwarming.
Fish Farmers in the Ashanti Region have expressed strong dissatisfaction over Chinese haphazard involvement in the fish farming business in the country.
The locals say they are afraid the Chinese will collapse their farms looking at how easily they have penetrated the business.
National vice-chairman of Ghana Fish Farmers Association who doubles as the Ashanti Regional Chairman, Nana Kwaku Siaw in an interview with NewstimesGh.com argued the Chinese have the needed resources for the fish farming business, unlike the locals who invariably struggle to raise and maintain their farms.
He said, the Chinese farmers import their feed, equipment’s among others from China, therefore, they are able to raise the farms on a larger scale and this has made it extremely cumbersome for the Ghanaian farmers to compete with the foreigners.
Nana Siaw revealed that the apex concern of the local fish farmers is how cheap the Chinese sell a piece of tilapia at GHC 10 sometimes less than that price, of which supposed to have been sold GHC15 to customers.
The Chinese have been in operation for some time now and they will never sit aloof for them to kill their job, therefore President Akufo-Addo and the Fisheries Ministry, led by Mavis Hawa Koompson should intervene or stop the Chinese from their involvement in the fish farming business to save the local business.
By: Joseph Marfo