Chief Executive of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication, Dr Kenneth Ashigbey has called for support for victims of the tidal waves that hit communities in Ketu South and its environs.

Speaking on the Super Morning Show on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, he appealed to the general public to donate “in cash and kind” to help mitigate the impact of the disaster on its victims.

“The plan is to see how we raise some funds. We want to start from home. So from those of us from the Volta Region and close by, we start with us and we are saying that can we get a thousand Voltarians to donate a ₵1000, get another 1000 to donate ₵500 cedis in that particular order and also those who will be able to support us in kind in terms of relief items can donate beddings, mosquito netting, food, clean source of drinking water,” he said,

He further acknowledged that though government has a role to play, it is also necessary for citizens to give their widow’s mite in order to ensure the victims receive the best form of support.

“When disaster strikes that’s when we all need to come together as citizens to support each other. We expect government to do what it ought to do, but we as citizens and especially those of us who come from these communities, have a role to play as well,” he said.

The tidal waves that hit communities in the Keta Municipality on Sunday, November 7, 2021, rendered many homeless and left others displaced.

Communities such as Abutiakope, Kedzikope, and Keta Central are largely affected to the extent that residents have nothing to salvage.

In Anloga, residents of Dzita, Agbledomi, Atiteti, Agokedzi, and Fuveme were also displaced by the fierce tidal waves that swept through the communities during the wee hours of Sunday. Properties running into thousands of Ghana cedis have been destroyed.

In view of this, Dr Ashigbey has entreated the general public to support the cause to raise funds for the victims under the 1,000 to donate a GH₵1,000 initiative.