Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced the government will allocate an amount of Ghc10 million complete the Feasibility and Engineering studies for the coastal communities adversely affected by the tidal waves in Keta.
He made the announcement at a press conference he addressed on Monday, December 6, 2021.
The Minority had among other concerns asked the government to captured the total wave incident in the budget before they would approve the 2022 budget.
The incident was not originally captured in the budget but addressing the press on Monday, the Minister said the government would make provision for that.
He said “in respect of the unfortunate tidal waves which rendered about 3,000 people homeless in Keta, we shall make the necessary budgetary allocations of at least GHS10 million to complete the Feasibility and
Engineering studies for the coastal communities adversely affected.
He said the government will broaden the scope of the study to consider a more comprehensive solution to protect Ghana’s 540 Km of coastline, including the 149 Km between Aflao and Prampram.
Meanwhile, NADMO has responded to the humanitarian crisis created by the tidal waves on the Keta coastline, he assured.
Tidal waves on November displaced several residents in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region.
The incident occurred on Sunday, 7 November 2021.
Affected communities that were affected we’re Kedzikope, Keta Central and Abutiakope.