26,000 chinese arrested over synthetic  food ,drugs and agric supplies:Ghana must be watchful 26,000 chinese arrested over synthetic  food ,drugs and agric supplies:Ghana must be watchful
The recent mass tilapia deaths incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region must be a major cause of interest... 26,000 chinese arrested over synthetic  food ,drugs and agric supplies:Ghana must be watchful

The recent mass tilapia deaths incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region must be a major cause of interest to Ghana.

Though the cause of death of the 18 tons of fish is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority.

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture , Prof. F. K. E. Nunoo, however says the incident could be caused by a number of factors, including pollution, poisoning, and the lack of oxygen in the water in which they were being reared.

The Chinese-owned fish farming company – Fujian Farm has since been shut down while the dead fishes buried though report suggests many of the dead fishes were carried away by local fish sellers .

Currently Ghana produces only 440,000 metric tonnes of fish annually instead of one million metric tonnes needed by fish consumers thus falling short by over 50 per cent.

This has given rise to Chinese investors taking advantage to engage in tilapia fish production on the Volta Lake using but sometimes by the use of questionable technologies and methods .

Many Consumers of Tilapia keep complaining of the Sudden Change in Taste of tilapia being produced onto the market.

  Why Ghana must be worried to investigate and Monitor the Chinese.

The Chinese media is reporting  of nationwide campaign to clamp down on crimes relating to fake or poor-quality food, drugs and agricultural supplies as well as activities that damage the environment.

The three-month crackdown which according to the local media started October 10 ,2018 is targeted at food with banned additives, cheating and misleading advertising and counterfeit antineoplastic drugs and medicines for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, said the Ministry of Public Security in a statement.

It will also fight against the manufacturing and sales of fake or poor-quality pesticides, seeds, chemical fertilizer and other agricultural supplies, and synthetic food production.

Activities that damage the environment will also be targeted, including illegal mining, fishing and disposal of pollutants, according to the statement.

Chinese police dealt with over 21,000 cases and arrested more than 26,000 suspects in these areas this year.

Sun Lijun, deputy minister of public security, stressed “zero-tolerance” on the crimes, urging thorough investigations in key areas and harsh punishment for those held accountable.

Ghana’s regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies however ,over the years has developed the penchant of dealing with Chinese engage in illegal activities including mining with kid- gloves.

The tilapia incident must not be treated on that tangent due to the huge impact it has on public health.