The Programmes Manager of the Friends of the Nation, Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah has called on the Ghana Health Service to set up a system that will track any possible outbreak on the consumption of the fishes that was washed ashore the coast of some beaches across the country.
Mr. Yamoah who was speaking to Ghananest.com in an interview following the reports that some of the beached melon-headed whales and fishes have already been consumed by some residents said the Ghana Health Service should be ready to address any possible outbreak as a result of the consumption of the fishes which were washed ashore the beaches.
He has also called on the government to establish a dedicated communication hotline through which the coastal communities and the public can provide feedback and reports on any emerging issue on this matter for timely response.
According to him, the Friends of the Nation (FoN) has approached the International Whales Commission and other experts with such beaching experiences around the world for the underlying causative factors and provide the inter-agency investigative team with such information for their consideration.
“I commended the government through the efforts of the Food and Drugs Authority, Marine Police and Ministry Of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development for instituting an inter-agency investigation to ascertain the cause of the beaching of the fishes,” he stressed.
“The public should remain calm, avoid unnecessary speculations and wait for the outcome of the inter-agency investigations. We have taken notice of your anxiety, concerning what is happening in the maritime space,” he urged.
Last week some melon-headed whales in Axim and other incidences of dead fishes washed ashore in James Town, Osu and La from Friday, April 2, 2021 and Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Source: Ghananest.com|Matthew Dadzie