The national celebration of World Fisheries Day was marked by singing and dancing at Serere district headquarters on Nov. 25, 2022. (Credit: Godfrey Ojore)
Godfrey Ojore
Journalist @New Vision


The belated national celebrations for World Fisheries Day were held in the Serere district on Friday.

Marked every November 21, the day is dedicated to highlighting the critical importance of healthy water bodies and ensuring sustainable stocks of fisheries around the world.

In Serere, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja was expected to grace the event as the chief guest at the district headquarters.

Also present was the state minister for fisheries Hellen Adoa.

Part of the function was an exhibition of a vast array of items related to fishing, including different types of fish.

State minister for fisheries Hellen Adoa speaking at the function

State minister for fisheries Hellen Adoa speaking at the function

Traditional dancers entertained guests, and Margaret Opol, a former LC5 seat candidate, joined a traditional dance called Ajosi while holding up a fish.

The celebration was held under the theme 'Promoting fish farming for improved household incomes.

The theme highlights the increased production and consumption of fisheries products that have had a critical contribution to food security, nutrition, and immediate and long-term benefit on people’s incomes and the economy.

Precious Karungi, the reigning Miss Tourism Buliisa, attended the celebration.

New Vision's Godfrey Ojore captured some of the moments from the event:

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