Hundreds of residents in Horve Havedzi at Keta in the Volta region have been rendered homeless following tidal waves that swept away homes on Friday dawn.
The displaced residents said the strong tidal current has been an annual ritual affecting the community. The wave which was described as one of the fiercest destroyed some low-lying houses and ripped off some roofs.
Speaking to Citi News the assembly man of the area Wilberforce Gbetor-Sosah called for an urgent attention to be paid to their plights.
‘’My appeal to the government is to construct a sea defence wall to protect the coast from the ravages of the waves’’. Explaining that ‘’the seas is destroying houses along the coast, especially along the coast from Hovi to Denu,”
The Municipal Chief Executive for The Keta Municipality Sylvester Tornyeavah who is currently in Kumasi on official duties told the citinews the incidence was devastating. He said updates from NADMO officials revealed over twenty houses have so far been affected.
He said the only solution to the annual disaster is the construction of a sea defence; a project he disclosed government has already started but in phases.
‘’Government has begun the construction of sea defence at Akplor-Atokor with works on Dzita and Horve expected to start later this year.’’ he disclosed.
He however assured the people of government efforts to bring a lasting end to their plight. Notwithstanding the forgoing the MCE disclosed to Citi News temporal measures would be taken to curtail the situation.
By: King Norbert Akpablie/citifmonline.com/Ghana