NEWS ARCHIVE 2006 - 09

KETA:Keta to have fishing habour

The government will build a fishing harbour at Keta to en­hance the fishing in­dustry, the Deputy Min­ister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor, has said.


Date Created : 12/1/2009 5:39:46 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

The government will build a fishing harbour at Keta to en­hance the fishing in­dustry, the Deputy Min­ister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor, has said.

She was speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Mount Sinai Congrega­tion of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at Akosombo.

She re-assured the congregation of the commitment of govern­ment to make travelling on the Volta River safe and said by the last quarter of next year, work to remove tree stumps from the Volta Lake would start and  would lead to the cre­ation of sawmills along the Volta Lake to create employment for the youth.

Mrs Attivor called on Ghanaians to patronise the Aveyime rice to give hope to farm­ers and said the coun­try could not continue to use its scarce foreign exchange to import rice that could be grown lo­cally.

She appealed to the church to be concerned not only of the spiritual needs of its members but also of their mate­rial and economic well-being Mrs Attivor said the government identifies religious denomina­tions as major develop­ment partners in its ef­forts to fulfill its prom­ise of promoting a bet­ter  Ghana  and  ex­pressed the apprecia­tion of government to the EP Church for its numerous contribution towards education and health delivery in the country.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said the National Demo­cratic Congress won the last election by the grace of God and hoped  hat God would also see the government through the various challenges facing the country.

He said decisions that have been taken by the government so far were those that could lead the country to progress.

Mr Ampofo called on all stakeholders to play the role expected of them to ensure an acci­dent free Christmas and urged passengers to muster courage to call on speeding drivers to reduce their spefcd and appealed to owners of commercial vehicles to desist from putting pres­sure on drivers of their vehicles to increase their daily sales.

In a sermon Rev. S. A. Amoako, the guest preacher,  called on Christians to seek wis­dom and behave like true followers of Christ and not as pretenders since that would make them lose the grace of God and the salvation that all Christians are working for.

The  host pastor, Rev. T. T. Y. Dumevi, re­minded politicians that positions of authority were not permanent but were bound to change and it was through these changes that so­ciety could achieve new things and new devel­opments.

Ghanaian Times/DS