She said she experienced stomach upset and visited the toilet several times after eating the fish
A resident of Osu Anorhor in the Korley Klottey Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, has confessed to eating some of the dead fishes washed ashore over the Easter weekend.
Mercy Nortey said she bought the fish on April 2, but upon discovering that they were among the dead fishes washed ashore, she drank palm oil, in order to dilute any potential poison that might be contained in the fish.
She revealed this when Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, led a delegation to Osu Anorhor, to interact with the Chief Fisherman of Osu Alata, Nii Djamlodja, and residents.
Madam Nortey said although she experienced stomach upset and visited the toilet several times, she discounted the effect of the fish she ate, and blamed the palm oil she took afterwards.
Madam Hawa Koomson was accompanied by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Mr Michael Ata Dadzie, Executive Director of Fisheries Commission, Madam Delese Mimi Darko, the CEO of Food and Drugs Authority and some officials from the sector ministry.
They assured residents of efforts being made by the government to unravel the cause(s) of the situation.