Former President John Dramani Mahama has donated relief items to the victims of the tidal waves in the Keta, Anloga and Ketu South Constituencies of the Volta Region.
Mr. Mahama on Saturday, 13th November, 2021 has delivered the assorted items to the people after the incident has displaced them and made them homeless.
The information picked by Coverghana.com.gh indicates that, John Dramani Mahama has donated 5Kg 4000 bags of rice, 2,000 canned fish, 3,000 student mattress, 1,000 1litre cooking oil, 1,000 can of tomato paste to victims of tidal wave in Anlo, Keta and Ketu South.
Accompanying John Mahama were members of parliament for Anlo, keta and Ketu South, Hon. Julius Debrah, Hon. Kobena Mensah Woyome, Regional Chairman and other Regional executives as well as some constituency executives and members of the NDC party.
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On Sunday, 7th November, 2021, residents of the Keta Municipality were affected by the Ketu South tidal waves. The incident has displaced thousands of the people in the area.
Reports picked confirmed that, livestock, farmlands, buildings among others were also destroyed, making the people homeless. Untill the donation, the people have no place to sleep and no food to cook. Some of them sleep by the road, under trees and publish places.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Volta Regional Caucus of the minority in Parliament who doubles as the Ho West MP Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah together with Hon Dzidzorli Gakpe, the MP for Keta and Hon Dzifa Gomashie, the MP for Ketu South have visited the areas affected by the Ketu South tidal wave and the displaced families who were directly affected by the tidal wave.
They visited the place after some homes along the Aflao-Keta-Anloga highway including Kedzikorpe, Nukpesekorpe and Tetekorpe got washed away by the sea making residents homeless.
Available reports confirmed that, Keta for the past decades has suffered from activity of high tidal waves, which destroyed physical structures, lives and other properties.
Addressing the media, Hon. Bedzrah used the opportunity to call on President Akufo-Addo’s government to expand the Keta Sea Defence Project to control the release of this periodic floodwaters from the mainlands into the Atlantic Ocean to protect lives and properties and to avert the increasing land lost.
He explained that, the Keta Sea Defence Project (KSDP) which was started during the NDC government to control the release of periodic flood waters from the areas surrounding the Keta Lagoon has stalled for some years now since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government comes to power.