July 13, 2024

NORTH GONJA: DCE Donates Life Jackets To Boat Operators On White Volta

The District Chief Executive for the North Gonja District of the Savanna Region over the week donated 50 pieces of life jackets to fisher folks and boat operators on the White Volta River.

The intervention by Hon. Adam Eliasu forms part of an initiative aimed at safeguarding lives as many have drowned or sustained life-threatening injuries from boat accidents on the white volta due to the lack of life jackets.

It is the second time Hon. Eliasu has made such an intervention. Last year, a collaborative effort with Ecozile Limited saw the DCE distribute 200 pieces of life jackets to the boat operators at Daboya and other communities in the District where the river passes.

In a short ceremony witnessed by leadership of the boat operators and community members before the jackets were handed over, the DCE said protecting the lives of the people was a major priority, hence the donation of the items.

He urged the fishermen to take good care of the items and use them everytime as they embark on fishing expeditions or as they ferry passengers across the river.

The leadership of the boat operators expressed gratitude to the District Chief Executive for his gesture and pledged to use the jackets everytime in order to save lives.

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