Saturday, 13th November 2021
It's been one week since three communities in the Volta region were strucked by heavy tidal waves rendering thousands of residents homeless. The affected communities are Anloga, Keta and Ketu and their environs.
While many fear a possible outbreak of water borne diseases at the areas affected, the immediate needs of the people are food, shelter and clothing. There are also blame games ongoing about the cause of the devastating. The NDC and NPP MPs nearly exchanged blows yesterday in parliament due to this blame game.
But the Volta regional minister made a shocking revelation about the cause of the flooding in two of the three communities confusing almost everyone including himself.
Hon. Archibald Letsa stated during a zoom interview with TV3's Dzifa Bampoe on Key Points today that the flooding in Anloga and Keta were not caused by tidal waves but something different he couldn't explain. He said unlike that of Ketu South where the sea waters receed after the waves, those of Anloga and Keta are rather increasing without further waves. He said this means that the sea waters were coming from underground. Dr. Letsa called for scientists to investigate this and explain why that should be so.
In this situation, the minister was sure no sea defense project will be of use. He therefore suggested total relocation of residents along the Anloga and Keta beaches which he noted will take time.
The minister announced that the government was mobilising sources to come to the rescue of residents. He said the earlier relief items were insufficient because the destructions were still ongoing. He appealed to individuals and organisations to help the government in providing remedial remedies to the thousands of victims in his region.
The MP for Keta Hon. Dzifa Gomahsie indicated that the former President Mahama and his brother Ibrahim Mahama had informed her that they will be visiting the areas with some relief items.
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