Keta will soon “disappear” if …-MP warns

Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Keta Constituency in the Volta Region, Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey has cautioned that the area will be cut off by the sea if care is not taken.

His caution comes after three constituencies in the Region, Ketu South, Keta and Anglo were hit by tidal waves over the weekend.

It was reported that about 600 residents of Adina, a coastal community in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region were displaced over the weekend when the ravaging sea swept through their homes and destroyed properties.

This followed a similar incident at a nearby area, Amutinu on Saturday when the sea water finally ran across the Aflao-Keta road to wreak havoc in many homes.

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Speaking with Ekourba Gyasi Simpremu on Atinka TV’s morning show, Ghana Nie, Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey said already, 2/3 of Keta’s land had been consumed by the sea, adding that if care is not taken, the remaining 1/3 of the land will also be submerged and there will not be Keta anymore.

He also said if care is not taken, the major road from Haveji to Denu will also be cut off.

Per his account on the disaster, Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey noted that about 3000 community members were displaced, adding that about 300 currently do not have homes to live in because their homes were swept away by the sea.

Despite the loss of properties, he said no lives were lost.

Although this was not the first time, he said the tidal waves hit some communities which had not experienced tidal waves in 10 years because of climate change.

Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey called on Government, especially NADMO, individuals, and NGO’s, to come to the aid of the people, saying that some of them had to sleep in classrooms because they had no homes.

The MP also called on the government to complete the phase two of the sea defense project since it had been abandoned for number of years.

“They started phase one, but the phase two was not completed, hence the problem,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said when the issue was raised, the Central government said plans were far ahead to continue the phase two of the project.

Ghana|| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori
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