The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa says things are gradually returning to normal at Keta and its adjoining communities after tidal waves ravaged parts of the areas.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Minister said his visits coupled with reports he has received on the grounds, are indicative that residents affected by the disaster are recovering from the shocks of the destruction.
“We returned from the area last night and I can say that everything is stabilizing. Reports I have received also indicate that the situation is gradually returning to normalcy.”
Hundreds of residents in the Anlo district, Keta, and Ketu South Municipalities were displaced by flooding caused by severe tidal waves.
Residents fear, the situation if not addressed by the government in time, the sea will split the road and cause greater havoc.
The Member of Parliament for the Ketu South constituency, Dzifa Abla Gomashie has also demaned urgent attention from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in relation to the completion of the sea defence project in the Volta Region.
But touching on plans to tackle the perennial tidal waves in affected areas, Dr. Letsa admitted the “complex” nature of the phenomenon, explaining that solutions have been developed for the short to long term.
“I must explain that the situation is quite complex. The one in Ketu South, when we complete the second phase of the sea defence project, I am sure t will go a long way in solving the devastation there. But in Keta, we need to look at the situation again and find out what is going on.”
“But for the permanent solution, what is on the table is the completion of the second of the Blekesu sea defense project; we are working on that, that is the permanent and long-term solution. For the medium solution, we are thinking about the replacement infrastructure, a lot of assessment has been done, and we are looking at that. In short term, we are supposed to give relief to the people so that they will be comfortable”, the Minister explained.