February 25, 2015

The Member of Parliament for Keta, Mr. Richard Quashiga has reassured communities affected by the tidal waves in the Keta Municipality of bringing government attention to the situation for remedy.

In interview with Ghanamps.gov.gh, the MP said the annual havoc visited on these communities by the sea requires permanent solution that will certainly requires a lot of financial commitment.

Mr. Quashigah said there is the need to continue the sea defense project from where it ended at Kedzi to cover the remaining areas including Horve and beyond.

Alternatively, he said, his outfit in collaboration with the Municipal Assembly believes that it is about time the lagoon around the affected communities be dredged to create more habitable spaces for the people to relocate from the beach.

“Relocating the people will be an excellent idea, but this can only be achieved by dredging the logoon to create space which is currently not available. We are therefore working assiduously to see if government can make this possible’, he added.

Mr. Quashigah who gave the assurance when he toured the affected communities last Friday to ascertain the extent of damage has also made an appeal to NADMO for assistance to bring some relieve to the people. “I’m still following up on that and hopefully some assistance will come to the affected people”, he stated.

Over 20 homes in Horve Havedzi in the Keta Municipality were ravaged by the tidal waves last Friday dawn leaving dozens of residents homeless.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanamps.gov.gh