General News of Monday, 27 December 2010
Keta, Dec 27, GNA-All communities in the country would be connected to the national power grid by the end of 2011, Mr Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information said at Keta.
He said hundreds of mainly rural communities were also to be served with potable water stressing that that President John Evans Atta Mills meant business when he declared the year 2011 as year of action.
Mr Okudzeto-Ablakwa was addressing a forum organized by the Keta Municipal Assembly for interaction with a cross-section of the public attended also by Members of Parliament from the area.
He said loans secured from China would be used in the construction of landing bays in fishing communities, which had prospects of creating jobs for the people.
Citing research results, Mr Okudzeto-Ablakwa said the Keta Basin held huge prospects for crude oil discoveries and that government was sustaining the exploration works going on there.
He said the country had a bright future and appealed for sustainable support for government as it is poised to make the country a real place of hope for all.
Mr Okudzeto-Ablakwa said the Volta Region would have a fair share of the national cake.
Mr Sylvester Tornyeava, Keta Municipal Executive (MCE), mentioning dozens of educational, water, road and electricity and sanitation projects completed or going on, said 5,000 free uniforms and 160,000 exercise books had been distributed to needy pupils.
The MCE visited inspected a number of projects including classroom and dormitory blocks for the Health Assistants Training School at Keta, Kedzi Health Centre and the 60 million dollar sea defense project works at Akplorwotokor.
Mr Tornyeava appealed to the public for patience and that all problems in the area would be resolved one after the other.
Some contributors expressed concern about youth waywardness and the falling standards of education in the area.