Friday, June 14, 2024

Featured Video

Latest Stories

Top 10 Music

Upcoming Events

SA Ghetto Tour

Sat, 15 Jun 2024 18:00:00 UTC @ Salt River Circle Hall (Cape Town) - Chi-Chi Beauty Parlour Entertainment Presents SA Ghetto Tour with live perormances from Jetu, Zonke and Pop Young at Salt River Circle Hall in Cape Town South Africa on 15 June 2024. Th... More Info
Stay Alive Listening Party

Sat, 15 Jun 2024 19:00:00 UTC @ Red Lounge In Lilongwe - Be one of the first 70 people to listen to the whole STAY ALIVE project by Chizmo Njuchi on 15th June at Red Lounge In Lilongwe. Stay Alive Listening Party will start from 19 to 22 PM.... More Info

SALIMA NORTH WEST MP QUESTIONS THE OVER DEPENDANCY ON DONORS IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR

Member of Parliament for Salima North West Enock Phale says over-dependence on donors on the development of the fisheries sector is gradually killing the industry.

Phale made the remarks on Saturday, April 10 in the district at the opening of Mbenje Fishing Island while arguing that it is surprising that fishermen are meant to pay for licenses when their business premises are only developed with external support.

Phale however pleads with the government to ensure that the money fishers pay for licenses and other finds benefit them other than relying on external support.

“Government collect some license fees and other fees around yet those that are contributing toward those fees do not have simple amenities,” said Phale.

While commending Traditional Authority (T/A) Makanjira for the initiative which gives space for fish breeding, District fishermen’s officer Kingsley Kamtambe says authorities are still discussing.

“We have to continue the consultations and we see the way forward where that can be possible but at the moment it is being discussed,” said Kamtambe.

Meanwhile, T/A Makanjira has asked fishermen to employ and comply with covid 19 preventive measures while on the island.

However, Makanjira has warned against the use of illegal fishing gear which he says will defeat the purpose they close and open the fishing island.

The fishing activities at Mbenje Fishing Island where women are not allowed to go will close again in December.

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:

Related Posts

Chisomo Kambale
Chisomo Kambalehttp://faceofmalawi
Writer, Journalist, Videographer, Voice-Over Artist

Popular Articles