Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, the Programmes Coordinator for the group, Mr. Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah, said political parties seeking power refer to their manifestoes which could be used to assess their administration when they win elections.
He said this would make elections issue-based in the country to promote democracy and development.
According to Mr. Yamoah, the NGO had decided to consecrate on the fishing communities.
He noted that the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress had dedicated portions of their manefestoes to the fishing sector, which require explanation to the fisher folk.
Mr. Yamoah noted that the fisheries industry contributes significantly towards the socio-cultural and economic development of the country, supporting food security, employment, poverty reduction and foreign exchange earnings.
He said weak governance of the fisheries sector could lead to a decline in marine fishery resources, conflicts, and unregulated fishing.
“We are doing this to ensure that future generations are offered the opportunity to enjoy an equal measure of utilisation of environmental functions whilst contributing to global environmental sustainability”, Mr. Yamoah said.
By Ernestina A Boateng