Farmer do­nates boats to Ghana

Fish Farmer - - News United Kingdom -

SCOT­TISH Salmon Farms is do­nat­ing two HDPE work boats to a char­ity that promotes in­vest­ment in Africa.

The Hull based char­ity – And Al­bert Foun­da­tion – is pi­o­neer­ing es­sen­tial med­i­cal care and mid­wifery ser­vices to oth­er­wise re­mote tribal vil­lages in North­ern Ghana.

The road trans­port in­fra­struc­ture in Ghana is gen­er­ally in­ad­e­quate so the only op­tion for pro­vid­ing health­care and trad­ing trans­port in this huge area is by boats on the White Volta River.

The two work­boats were made avail­able for the char­ity af­ter they were re­placed by two new-build boats which have been pur­chased from Sea­horse Marine in Hull.

With the help of the lo­cal Ro­tary Clubs and Sea­horse Marine, the first hos­pi­tal boat for this river project will be launched in Jan­uary 2016 in Hull.

Founder and CEO of the And Al­bert Foun­da­tion David Mur­den said: ‘The im­por­tance of the do­na­tion of the two work­boats by Scot­tish Sea Farms is twofold.

‘Firstly, they will be piv­otal to sur­vey­ing the re­mote vil­lages on the White Volta River to iden­tify vil­lage needs and suit­able ac­cess points.

‘Se­condly, once the new hos­pi­tal boat is launched at the start of 2016, we will be able to run satel­lite ser­vices from the hos­pi­tal boat to ac­cess fur­ther vil­lages,

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