Farmer donates boats to Ghana
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,