Genuine fish farmers in the FCT now have a window to benefit from the FCT’s Bwari Fish Farm Estate, as the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has given current beneficiaries two months to show effective presence or have them revoked.
In keeping with his policy of completing ongoing or abandoned projects which have the potentials of impacting positively in the lives of the people, the Minister made commitment to providing necessary utilities for the facilities, including piping of water from the Lower Usuma Dam to the estate as well as nearby neighbourhoods.
Over 10 hectares of land was provided for fisher folks in FCT where they could live, produce and market fish but which have laid mostly fallow since it was commissioned 5 years ago.
The Minister lamented that only 4 of the 100 allotted plots have shown effective presence in the land. He Minister expressed hope in the project and commitment to make it work. This he said is because of its potentials as a source of economic empowerment, job creation and the need for the diversification of the economy.
All beneficiaries were given two months to develop their facilities and set up their fish farms failing which, their allocations would be revoked and given to the true fish farmers.
Trust the Minister, he would do what he said he would do.
Chief Press Secretary to FCT Minister