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The Ketu South Municipality Assembly in the Volta Region has identified over 30 communities in the area that will soon be connected to the National Grid, this is according to the Municipal Chief Executive, Edem Elliot Agbenorwu.
The Communities that have been penned down for the project include: Kpedzakorpe (on-going) and its environs, Fiwokorpe, Tokor Area (started), Dzatakorpe, plus additional Nine Communities located at Kordorwukorpe, among others.
The Communities in the Assembly lack basic social amenities, like electricity and water, coupled with a very terrible road network for decades, making difficult for businesses.
In an interview with Francis Edzorna Mensah on the above mentioned sectors of the economy, Agbenorwu, said,
“There are a lot of government projects started by the previous administration before I came in, and so we are continuing and we have added new communities. I can say that, with electricity we are covering, just that there are few challenges with the poles,” he stated, adding that “poles meant for Community A were sent to Community B but with this, we are consulting to have the electricity poles re-distributed to the appropriate Communities to speed up the process”.
On the issue of water, the MCE said the much talked about Klikor Water Project has been completed and will soon be commissioned.
According to him “Klikor Water has been completed, yet to be commissioned, the tower has been raised, pipe works have be done but the colour of the water, we are thinking about fixing Reverse Osmosis to deal with it, but the Assembly has tasked the Assemblyman for the Klikor Area to meet his people on the colour of the Water”.
Once commissioned, Klikor Water problem will be solved completely, he assured.
Touching on the Road Sector, the MCE believes the government is committed to solving and fixing most of the existing roads in the Municipality.
“Denu-Blekusu Road has been repackaged and handed over to the Ghana Highways Authority and very soon the contract would be awarded, he stated.
He however, acknowledged the bad nature of the road, especially from Sosukorpe to Blekusu on Aflao-Keta Highway.
Mr. Edem Agbenorwu gave an indication that “the whole of Agbozume-Klikor Township Roads are major project and I have had discussions with the Sector Minister and the Minister shows commitment to consider it anytime soon”.
The Denu-Swanzy Beach Road, Awakorme Road and other roads started by the NDC Government will be continued and plans are underway to commence work, he revealed.
“The Road Sector, you know, is a challenge, even at national level, you realized that, last year few roads or no road was constructed as in a major project. But road maintenance, in the area of patching and reshaping are underway nationwide.
He however, admitted that, the NPP Government cannot finish all the works in the Municipality before, 2020,
“but we can and we will do a lot to mean that we are committed”.
Source: Francis Edzorna Mensah