The General Secretary of GAWU is calling for a new policy direction after it emerged that the fishing sub-sector recorded negative growth in Q1 of 2016.
Figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service shows that the sector recorded negative 1.1 percent growth in the first quarter of 2016 compared to 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.
But Kareweh said investment in the whole of the agriculture is not good and that the fishing sector is no exception.
“Investment is not good in the whole of agriculture sector and the fisheries sub-sector is no exception. The sub sector is very important and can bring a lot of foreign income if it gets the required support,” Kareweh told Citi FM.
“The negative growth we are seeing even though it’s the first quarter of this year still raises concerns. It indicates that the sub-sector lacks a lot that is needed. This is why we are calling for a new policy direction to make it viable,” he added.
“We have always said that we have to pay attention to the sub-sectors by addressing the challenges that confront the small units. That approach will help identify the areas that need immediate attention,” he said.