The opening of the Lagoon floodgates and the sandbar at Azizadzi has commenced to allow the free flow of the Lagoon into the sea, mitigating the devastating flooding in the three municipalities of Keta, Anloga, and Ketu south.
this information was disclosed by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Keta, Emmanuel Gemegah, during a press conference held in collaboration with the Anloga and Ketu South Municipalities and which assistance from the VRA.
He also highlighted the urgent need to address these issues promptly to prevent any distraction of the main roads connecting the three municipalities and order national assets.
We made sure that enough consultation was done with traditional authorities, experts in the preparation to open the lagoon into the sea and we are doing this to prevent any flood in the areas, Mr Gamegeh said.
He noted that on October 19, many communities in the Keta municipalities, Anloga and Ketu South were flooded, with many residents left displaced.
Gemegah lamented that findings and consultations revealed that the water level in the lagoon has risen to 1.382 meters compared to the seas level of 0.592 meters, which he found concerning.
Present at the meeting were Ketu South Municipal Chief Executive Mr. Maxwell Lugudor, and the Anloga District Chief Executive Seth Yormewe, along with traditional authorities and residence of the three communities.