Members of parliament have today called on the government as a matter of urgency to support communities affected by tidal waves in the Ketu municipality.
In a statement made on the floor of parliament by MP for Ho West, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah and Chairman of Volta Regional Caucus drew the attention of the House to the current condition of the residents in Keta, Kedzikope and Abutiakope, who were displaced by the tidal waves.
According to Hon. Bedzrah, the devastating nature of the tidal waves rendered many homeless as buildings and properties were washed away.
He told the House that, he led a delegation to the affected areas namely Ketu South, Keta and Anglo, the affected communities and could report that the people needed help.
He, has, therefore, appealed to the government to offer the residents support.
He was worried that the residents had not received any relief from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
On his part, the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central, Patrick Boamah mentioned that the coastal belt ought to be given the necessary attention.
He called on the government to take urgent steps to save lives and properties.
The MP for Ketu South, Hon. Dzifa Abla Gomashie appealed to Rt. Hon. Speaker to use his high office to engage the President on her behalf so that the sea defence project starts immediately as that was the only consolation.
The Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, who chaired at the time, directed that the Works and Housing committee consider visiting the site for the necessary attention.
At least 3,000 people in Keta municipality have been rendered homeless after tidal waves swept through their homes on Sunday dawn.
The figure keeps increasing, and communities affected by the tidal waves include Abutiakope, Kedzikope and Keta Central.
Affected residents, mainly children and women, have their residential abodes destroyed by the tidal waves.