The Ketu South Municipal Assembly risks losing its coastal communities including the country’s busiest border town, Aflao, to tidal waves if nothing is done to extend the coastline.

Mr Elliot Edem Agbenorwu, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said there is the urgent need to extend the current 4.2km sea defense wall around Agavedzi-Blekusu to reach Aflao to forestall any disaster in the future.

Mr Agbenorwu said the Phase 1 of the sea defense project is not enough to arrest the perennial tidal wave attacks as other communities along the coast are beginning to experience the same challenge.

He said the Assembly is holding meetings with the Ministry of Finance to release funds to secure the lives and properties of citizens in the area as the 83 million dollars budget line for the about 10.4km Aflao-Agavedzi sea defense project “is beyond the financial capacity of The Assembly.

The MCE expressed concern at the activities of sand winners at the beach and pebble collectors from the sea and urged everyone to be on guard and report such people saying “consequences of their activities will affect all of us.”

He was speaking during a Meet the Press programme organised on at the Assembly hall to account to citizens on work being done by the assembly.

Mr Agbenorwu’s presentation focused on ongoing and completed projects and policies covering education, health, sanitation, trade, rural electrification and social programmes aimed at improving the standard of living of his people.

On security, he said, plans are far advanced for the Municipality to have its own Divisional Police Headquarters to further help in crime fighting.

The Ketu South Municipality, with three district police headquarters at Agbozume, Denu and Aflao, is currently under the Keta Divisional Police Command.

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