Hon. Owusu-Ekuful, who is the MP for Ablekuma West says the need for sea defense at places like Gbegbese and Shaabu has suddenly become an emergency one.
“I have told the Minister of Works and Housing that we urgently need the sea defense wall in Glefe to be extended to Gbegbese and the other places where we are having this current issue. Basically the issue is out of our hands now and so I am really counting on the Housing Minister to come to our aid,” Ursula Owusu said in a radio interview monitored by WhatsUp News.
She had made the revelation while on an inspection tour of Gbegbese in the aftermath of a tidal wave sweeping through the area and leaving behind a trail of devastation.
Up to a 100 houses reportedly were destroyed by the stormy waves. Residents have said they were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the waves which has never happened there before.
Even worst, it is expected that in the coming days, a fiercer one will hit the same place.
The National Disaster Management Organization has since been attending to victims; however, this storm is an indictment on the authorities.
A few years ago, a similar tidal wave struck neighboring Glefe and left a toll of devastation. This prompted the authorities to construct a sea defense wall at Glefe. However the wall was not extended to neighboring areas like Gbegbese.
Consequently, when the waves hit this time, Glefe was protected but Gbegbese and Shabu were left at the mercy of the waves. Now that Gbegbese and Shabu have been hit, the authorities have been jolted to another knee jerk reaction.