The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a statement said that it is concerned about the recent incident involving 16 fishermen in Surinamese waters, those fishermen are reportedly missing.
“This is a tragedy and we empathize with the families, who continue to be in anguish given the state of affairs. The horror that reportedly unfolded once again highlights the danger that our country’s fisher folk face every day to earn their livelihoods and to provide for their families,” the party noted.
“Our Party calls on the government to make every effort and take urgent steps to ensure that fishermen are found. In addition, our Party urges the government to ensure that the families are kept informed of the efforts being made,” it noted.
The PPP says that it hopes that swift resolution to the situation is sought that will comfort the families.