By Alpha Kamara
The Rogbaneh Road cold room in Makeni – a once buzzing market in the heart of Sierra Leone – stands empty. Very little fish is available on the stalls. For the fish mongers who rely on the trade, there’s little to do but stand idly by and wait and reminisce. It’s clear that their customers have gone elsewhere.
Their chairlady, 48-year-old Kadie Koroma thinks illegal and foreign fishing is killing their age-old trade.