Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD)

In April, 2015 Prof. Edward Obodai, and academic staff of DFAS and a former member of the Fisheries Commission of Ghana together in the company of Mr. Godfred Asiedu (M&E Support) and the Project Manager officially announced the USAID/UCC capacity building effort to Hon. Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Madam Sherry Ayittey in Accra. Also in attendance was Divisional heads of the Ministry. The idea of the visit was to solicit their inputs, coordinate efforts and to discuss both short- and long-term training opportunities DFAS/UCC could offer the Ministry under our USAID capacity building grant. Also in attendance was the Director of the Fisheries Commission, Mr. Samuel Quaatey and Mr. Paul Bannerman, Head of Marine Fisheries Scientific Survey Division at Tema.  
Outcome: It was concluded to undertake a capacity needs assessment of the Ministry to estimate how the project may support in critical areas of need relative to the short and long-term graduate courses at the University of Cape Coast.