The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Sylvester Tornyeavah is confident that government will turn Ghana’s economy around despite the current hardships including labour agitations, energy, water and sanitation challenges facing the country.
He said President John Mahama is aware of the responsibility entrusted him for the next four years and would leave no stone unturned in a bid to fulfill the development aspiration of the people.
Mr Tornyeavah gave the assurance at a meeting with the chiefs and people of Atiavi and other communities in the Keta Municipality to mark this year’s Easter celebrations and to take stock of developmental achievements while planning for the coming years.
He commended the people for their developmental initiatives and explained that government will foster public-private partnerships to fast track development.
Mr Tornyeavah said the development deficit of Ghana is so huge that government alone would not be able to address them soon and appealed to the populace to support government in transforming the country.
He said the Volta Region for the past four years has seen two major projects – the take off the University for Alliance Sciences and the development of the Eastern Corridor road.
Development projects such as the construction of classroom block, health facilities, extension of water and electricity and roads have also been provided to improve the living conditions of the people, he added.
Mr Tornyeavah said government is now working on the Havedzi-Afiadenyigba-Weta-Hevi, Abor-Avenorpeme-Hatorgodo, Agortoe-Tregui-Bleanmezado-Bekpo and Kome roads.
In the area of social intervention, he said government would increase access to the School Feeding Programme by increasing the number of beneficiary schools.
The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty programme would also be expanded and more school uniforms and exercise books would be supplied to school children in the region, Mr Tornyeavah assured.
He further noted that government’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) project would receive a major boost in the next four years with the supply of about 400,000 laptop computers to schools and individuals in the country.
The MCE appealed to the people in the municipality to pay their taxes regularly and on time to enable the assembly undertake more development projects to meet their development aspirations.