Keta, Anlo Residents In Mortal Danger


Residents of Fuveme in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, have once again experienced another high waves which swept through the whole community with most homes and properties destroyed.

According to a resident of Fuveme, Bright Agbeko, the only school in the area, has totally been destroyed by the high waves.

According to him, the temporal structure, been used by the pupils, have also been washed away by the waves.

He said that it would be very difficult for pupils to walk to Atiteti, a community far away from Fuveme to school as most of them are very young.

“The children are too young to walk all the way to Atiteti to attend school and it is more difficult because it is an island, government should come to the aid of the island communities to as soon as possible,” Agbeko said.

The residents have been appealing to the government for a sea defence wall to protect the coastal belt and according to them the communities are not ready to relocate as suggested by the Municipal assembly and the MP.

“We want as a matter of urgency, a construction of a sea defence wall so that we can also have peace of mind, we are not ready for a relocation. “

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Anlo, Clemence Kofi Humado, said an immediate evacuation to safer grounds was the best choice for the meantime and not a sea defence wall , he also explained that should residents continue to live in the affected areas, their lives may be endangered.

Mr. Humado. also explained that a new site is been prepared for the people with a school currently being constructed.

He said “the best solution is to get them relocated to safer grounds as governments tries its best to provide a permanent solution to the problem”.

The MP also said that the Keta Assembly, was faced with the challenge of sourcing funds for the sea defence wall to be built.

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