Ketu South to get 15 two-bedroom apartments for tidal waves victims
A 15 two-bedroom apartment is set to be constructed with a sum of GHS2 million for some victims of the tidal waves flooding in the Ketu South area, the government has revealed.
Months ago, tidal waves hit the Anlo district, Keta and Ketu South leaving hundreds displaced.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa in revealing how the government intends to relocate the victims revealed that about 150 of the victims will be relocated into the new apartment by the second quarter of 2023.
“The municipal assembly has initiated the construction of 15 two-bedroom apartments at Salakope to resettle about 150 victims of tidal waves in the municipality,” Dr Letsa said.
The Minister said the project is expected to be completed by the end of June 2023 “to accommodate the first batch of victims.”
Residents in the Anlo district, Keta and Ketu South municipalities lost their lands to the ocean as well as properties.
Hundreds were also displaced in the November 2021 floods which became topical across the country.
The government though sent some relief, but it was deemed inadequate as a lot more was expected due to the level of the havoc caused by the floods. Former president Mahama and other organizations also donated to the cause.
A GHS10 million budget was later allocated for feasibility studies that will lead to the construction of sea defence walls in the affected communities after the government’s response to the situation was heavily criticized.