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Torgbe Korsi Nego VI, the Manklalo of Mepe Traditional area has made a passionate appeal to the Government to convert the only road passing through the Mepe township into a by-pass to ease traffic congestion.
GhanaNewsOnline.com.gh has established that the road in reference is the Mepe St. Kizito Senior High School to Bishop Bowers Junior High School joining the main road at the Roman Catholic Basic School. The other is the Royal Masito -Avor-Kudi –Tegola Market road.
The Manklalo of Mepe Traditional area who has been making the appeal for the past four years said the road needs urgent reshaping and resurfacing to be motorable.
He made the appeal when the Chiefs and people of Mepe Traditional Area in the North Tongu District of the Volta region celebrated their 64th Afenorto festival last weekend.
Torgbe Korsi Nego VI, also called on the President Akufo-Addo led Government to help the area build a technical and vocational institute. A litigation free land, he said, has been made available for the construction of a technical and vocational institute within the settlements at the overbank of the Volta River.
The school according to him would not only serve Mepe Traditional Area alone but other adjoining traditional areas owing to the fact that there is no public technical and vocational institution in the North, Central and South Tongu districts.
The MP for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah, donated 500 bags of cement for the proposed technical and vocational institute. He also announced that plans are in the offing to procure two ambulances for both Bator and Juapong Hospitals.
The Sege, Aveyime, Mepe road which is in a deplorable state according to the MP has been programmed for construction in the early part of 2019.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the North Tongu, Richard Collins Arku, said a police station has been established in the area, stressing that police officers would soon be posted to the area to man the facility in a bid to provide security.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Regional Minister, Maxwell Quophie Blagodzi, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, said, festivals are not only a rallying and unifying occasion for people but also a channel for development.
He said festivals are increasingly becoming the pivot for marshalling resources for the socio-economic and cultural development of Ghanaian communities. The Afenorto festival, he said “Must therefore be seen as an excellent platform on which important development projects could be initiated and implemented in subsequent years. We must, for this reason be well prepared when we come back home to celebrate this festival.”
Dr Letsa commended the Mepe Education Congress for setting up a 5-year plan, with the vision of transforming education at the basic level in the area.
The Minister stated that “It is when our communal and self-help programmes and those of Government’s development agenda go together that we would develop faster and experience more growth.
“In this regard, I would entreat you to pay special attention to the learning habits of our school children. Let’s promote quality education through continuous engagement with our traditional leaders, school administrators, teachers as well as parents.”
The festival was celebrated on the theme: “A People United towards a Culture for the future through Education.”
Source: Adovor Nutifafa