Keta Assembly focuses on 2016

Town Hall 2The first-ever town hall meeting of the Keta Municipal Assembly was held at Anloga on Tuesday.

The social accountability forum provided a platform for the assembly and the MPs in the area to present the townsmen and women with an up-to-date account on various development activities in the area and plans for the future.

The people also had the opportunity to ask pertinent questions concerning the development of the area.

In a presentation, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Sylvester Tornyeavah, said that the Akplorwotorkor Sea Defence project which took off in 2010 was the single most expensive project in the Volta Region, “as at the end of the third phase, a total of US51 million dollars was disbursed for it”.

On health, he said that the assembly had received financial and technical support from the Government of Korea to start the construction of a midwifery school with ancillary facilities in Keta.

The MCE did not state the cost involved but gave the assurance that the contractor would move to the site in February, this year.

Meanwhile, Mr Tornyeavah announced that the assembly, with assistance from UNICEF, was poised to commence a project to construct 15 institutional toilets in 15 schools across the municipality, adding that “this is aimed at promoting hygiene in our school”.

When he took his turn, Mr Richard Quashigah, MP for Keta said that the NDC would not be deterred in its efforts to bring development to the doorsteps of the people by the ceaseless cacophony and baseless accusations of corruption by its political opponents, “because the truth will always prevail”.

He said that the Lawoshime health post project was 70 per cent done and that the remaining part would be executed before the end of this year.

On his part, Mr Kofi Humado, MP for Anlo, urged the youth to move up inland and also embrace crop cultivation in addition to the old livelihood of fishing.

The event was graced with the presence of the Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Adwoa Ntoso who announced that the airport and sports stadium projects at Ho would take off before the end of this year.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Anloga

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