The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said that the Mepe township is currently under rebuilding to restore back the area.
The law maker speaking on the Angel Morning Show, Monday, November 27, 2023, stated that stakeholders are doing their best to drain the water on the land back into the river.
According to him, the major task is how to construct houses for the displaced residents to relocate them out of the various classrooms where they are currently being housed.
“Our major task is how to reconstruct houses to relocate the people out of the classrooms, it’s not a place for anybody to live as a human being. We’ve created channels to redirect the water back into the Volta River, at least there’s reduction…,” he said.
Okudzeto added that, the first housing projects has been successful, and it would be commissioned in seven days, noting, the housing project is 95% completed following inspection he embarked on.
“Our first housing projects partnership has been very successful and in the next seven days we will be commissioning.
“We had a land free of charge, First Sky Group did the physical construction and I’ll do the finishing, at least 300 people can move into the new houses next week,” he added.
He explained that by so doing will help the people reg5roup their lives and support their livelihoods.
“It would be rent free, utility free and it would help them rebuild their lives, we will also see to it that we support them in terms of livelihoods,” he explained, adding “shelter is very important after that we will look at farming, trading, fishing, salons and many others,” he expressed.
Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa used the opportunity and expressed gratitude to some senior citizens who extended a helping hand and all Ghanaians who reached out to them.
“I want to thank some senior citizens who I never thought would come to our aid, Chief Imam, Yaana, Joe Mettle, Jackie Appiah and also thank Ghanaians for reaching out to us.”