Harriet Thompson to support the vulnerable in Ketu South

Social Commissioner Visit
Social Commissioner Visit

Ms Harriet Thompson, British High Commissioner to Ghana has promised to support in empowering vulnerable women and girls in Ketu South.

She said they would also extend support to residents in communities suffering from the impact of the sea erosion in the Municipality.

The High Commissioner was responding to an appeal for support from Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South during the Commissioner’s visit to the area.

The visit took her and her team to the home of the MP at Aflao, through communities battered by the recent tidal waves to where the first phase of the sea defense project ended at Agavedzi to meet some of the chiefs, queens and the people.

Ms Thompson said the High Commission in Ghana was willing to partner the MP to organise workshops to teach alternative livelihoods to vulnerable women and girls to enable them to fend for themselves.
She sympathised with the tidal waves’ victims, some of whom she was happy to have met and assured of the British government’s support to them to ameliorate their suffering noting, they had in the past supported programmes in such areas and would not hesitate to do so again in future.

Madam Gomashie, the MP asked for support to build the Municipality’s human capital, especially the girls to develop to contribute to the development of society.

She called for support to save the constituents in coastal areas from the perennial tidal waves and the attendant havoc visited on the people.

Torgbui Akponoguia IV, Chief of Agavedzi was grateful to the British High Commissioner and her team for visiting them and assuring them of their support.

He admitted her admonition against throwing plastic and other wastes into the sea saying, it had negative repercussions for fisher folks and people in fishing-dependent communities.

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