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FISHERIES MINISTER TOURS COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY TIDAL WAVE

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development will continue to support efforts in improving fishing activities in the country.

 

The Sector Minister, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, gave the assurance during a tour of communities affected by a tidal waves over the weekend in the Keta and Ketu South Municipalities of the Volta Region.

 

Mrs Quaye led a team from the Ministry to assess at firsthand the extent of damage to inform the kind of assistance to extend to the affected people.

 

The team visited Vodza, Kedzi and Hove in the Keta Municipality where several canoes and outboard motors had been destroyed and fishing nets either destroyed or buried in the sand.

 

At Blekusu in the Ketu South Municipality, NADMO has distributed relief items including mattresses, buckets and cups, mosquito net and coils, and rice and soap to about 1,700 residents who have been rendered homeless and are taking shelter in classroom blocks.

 

The Minister empathized with the fisher folks and assured them, particularly those who lost their canoes, nets, outboard motors and other fishing gadgets, that government would extend the necessary aid to revive their source of livelihood.

 

She said the Ministry would also speed up the construction of landing beaches along the coast to help mitigate the effects of tidal waves on the communities.

 

The Municipal Chief Executive of Ketu South, Edem Elliot Agbewornu assured the people that Amandi Company Limited would soon return to site to continue with the construction of the sea defense project in order to minimize the effect of the occurrence of any such natural disasters.

 

Source: ISD (Eva Ntiamoah)

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