In the lives of the people at Afram plains south in the kwahu south District of the Eastern region of Ghana. Fishing has become their daily life over 50-60year ago since the construction of the Akosombo dam. This river has a lot of timbers been buried by the water which serves as a breeding place for fishes in the Afram river.
Fishermen in Kwahu South District, Afram plains South pleading to the President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo and his government to come to their rescue for an operation been done by Katekrakyie Timber Recovery Company Limited who have been removing trees from the Afram river.
They emphasize that these activities can cause a lot of damage to the living beings around the river and surrounding communities and the country as a whole.
In an interview on DFM Morning show with Agyaba Kwame koranteng,they disclosed that, oils been used for the operations of their machines can cause the water to be contaminated which can kill the fishes in the river, diseases and other infections to the people in this communities since the river serve as their sources of water for their domestic usage. They cried that fishes such as Tilapia, Catfish, Akwaabi, Odo, Mudfish (Adwen) others will be very scared in the country if this activity continues. In addition to this, they lamented that this company have also acquired security protection on the river that if any fisherman try to approach where they are work about 10km this security personnel attack them with their boat to override their cannon which has become a problem for them