The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye has assured the chiefs and people of Ketu South in the Volta Region of Government’s commitment to ensuring the construction of sea defence walls along the communities to protect lives and properties.
He said, coastal protection is high on Government’s agenda hence, plans have been put in place to avert the tidal waves and coastal erosion situation in the area.
The Minister disclosed this during a working visit to Ketu South to assess the tidal wave and coastal erosion situations and to permanently address its devastating effect on the Agavedzi, Salakope, Amutsinu and Adina communities, which are constantly affected by the tidal waves.
He said, the implementation of the eight kilometer work, dubbed Blekusu Coastal Protection Project phase 2, which is the longest stretch among all the sea defence projects, will be done as a continuation of the first phase.
He emphasized that the project when completed, will help protect the Ketu South coastal stretch and improve on its economic activities as well as create jobs for indigenes.
The Minister, who was accompanied by the Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Archibald Letsa, Ketu South Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Elliot Edem, and Member of Parliament for Ketu South constituency, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie and some officials from the Ministry, paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Some Traditional Area, Torgbe Adamah III.
Torgbe Adamah III, thanked Hon. Asenso-Boakye for the visit and said he was optimistic in the government’s commitment to ensure that the effect of tidal waves become a thing of the past.
On his part, the Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Letsa, reiterated government’s assurance of solving the problem of the tidal waves.