Views: 564 Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku, VR, July 11, 2019, thurs, 7:oopm Residents of Ketu South Municipality in the Volta Region have held their sixth town...
Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku, VR, July 11, 2019, thurs, 7:oopm
Residents of Ketu South Municipality in the Volta Region have held their sixth town hall meeting to learn about projects undertaken by their leaders, their challenges and the way forward for the town.
The forum, held at the Global Evangelical Church (Mega Chapel) Church in Denu saw concerned residents drawn from different parts of the municipality with the theme’ Social accountability ,the responsibility of all citizens’
In his welcome address, the MCE for Ketu North ,Eliot Edem Agbenorwu said the government is doing its best in the midst of challenges to provide for the municipality.
According to the MCE ,the Ketu North Municipal Assembly has continuously qualified for the District Development Fund (DDF) and the Urban Development Grant (UGD), funds that have helped the Assembly to carry out key projects in the area.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PROJECTS OVER THE PERIODS
SECURITY AND CRIME.
Mr. Agbenorwu started that the municipality has obtained a Police divisional command in which the office is currently under construction and phase 2 will be commencing soon to reduce the crime rates in the municipality.
He further added that ,the assembly in hand with the Police comma d in the municipality has 1.62 % reduction so far.
Elliot bfuefiy the residents at y meeting said the municipality has a great morning prospect and very soon a new minng factory will be established .
He cited that about 150,000 acres of land is needed to start salt mining in the municipality which will be a base for other raw materials as well.
Klikor which serves as a base for clay in ceramic and tile production ,the MCE said mineral commission has sent people to come over to do feasibility study on the clay before the factory is set up .
Speaking on agriculture sector, he cited about 5000 farmers have registered with the assembly to be benefiting from government’s fetilizer subsidies.
The assembly has acquired 5 acres of land at Akame for cassava processing factory to be established under the 1 district 1 factory flagship programme.
He further elaborated that about 10, 000 coconut seedings has been distributed to farmers in the municipality for oil extraction processing factory to be set up and the assembly will be allocating 100 coconut seedings to all the traditional areas in the municipality.
CHILDREN, WOMEN AND WELFARE.
45 communities have been registered under the program in which ,,3125 people are benefiting from and people with disabilities are been quipped with economic upliftment strategies by supporting them with machines, and other accessories, others are into mobile money businesses which has increased to 3% said by the MCE.
SEA DEFENCE PROJECT
The sea defence extension project at Blekusu will commenced soon .
He said that the project was 4.2% started by the Mahama government and but it hasn’t completed .
According to Edem Agbenorwu a number of schools in the municipality do not have enough classroom blocks but currently there are a number of classroom blocks under construction within the period under review.
Some have been completed while others are at various stages of completion.
The classroom blocks under constructions in the municipality includes 3- unit classroom block at Aveyiborme,3-unit classroom block at Glitame,2- unit classroom block for Early childhood center block at Lotakor ,,3- unit classroom block at Denu St Paul senior high School,6- unit classroom block at Three town senior high school, 6-unit classroom block at Dogbekope, 3- unit classroom block at Amedzikope, Extension of domentory at SOSEC- Agbozume,corn Mill machine for the same school.
Under health, the assembly received support from the donar partners and other NGOs to construct CHIP compounds with nurses quarters at Glitame,CHIP compound at Agbozume,CHIP compound with nurses quarters at Lotakor.
With the help of and support from the MP electricity is being extended to all parts of the municipality to help farmers and other businesses to expand.
The MCE addressing the issue on rural electrification projects, the assembly has acquired 400 pieces of street light in which 200 has been distributed to all assembly members in the Municipality.