Mfantseman: Fishermen cry for help as tidal waves destroy canoes

  |   Ghana News

Fishermen on the coast of the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region, have had their canoes and other fishing equipment destroyed following strong tidal waves that swept through the area on Saturday night.

One fisherman from Saltpond was reportedly injured while trying to salvage his fishing equipment, but has since been treated at the Saltpond Municipal Hospital and discharged.

Another fisherman at Saltpond, whose canoes and fishing nets were damaged, recounted to Citi News that "it was around 10:00pm last night that we heard shouts that the canoes we anchored on the sea have been hit by tidal waves." Thus, the fisherman said, "we are humbly appealing go government to come to our aid because without our canoes, we will remain without a source of livelihood."

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