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Ketu South: Children are crying, the sick, aged are homeless but gov't is insensitive- Edem Agbana

The Deputy National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Edem Agbana has accused the government of being insensitive to the plights of the people of Agavedzi and Salakope, communities in the Ketu South Municipality.

On May 27, residents were thrown into a state pain and agony when tidal waves ravaged the communities, destroying homes and property. The phenomenon, which has become consistent in the area has put the people in constant fear and panic. Desperate for a lasting solution to their plights, the predominantly fishing communities took to the street to protest, with the hope of attracting the attention of government.

Commenting on the development on TV3, Mr Edem Agbana argues that the inability of state authorities to promptly respond to the needs of the victims of the desastet is a mark of insensitivity. He believes that there are adequate resources to meet the needs of these victims, in a form relief items and the extension of the sea defense wall to cover the affected communities.

"The people are crying. Pregnant women, children, the aged and the sick are homeless and crying for help.

"We don't have resorucee contraint in this country. What we have is that leadership does not know how to prioritize. We have resource constraints but your president is flying jets paying about £15,000 an hour. That is enough to provide relief items to the people.

"So it is not a problem of resource constraint. It is a problem of visionless leadership and people who are only in power to enrich themselves and are not sensitive to the plights of the people".

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Edem Agbana Ketu South Ketu South Municipality National Democratic Congress


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