Aflao gets CCTV cameras for crime control


By
Dominic Adoboli, GNA

Denu, Aug. 17, GNA –
The Ketu South Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC), has installed CCTV cameras
in Aflao, Ghana’s eastern border town with Togo, to stem rising security
challenges.

The equipment will
complement efforts of security officers, including the military in the border
town.

A 27-kilometre road,
spanning the Aflao border to Segbe, is also to be constructed along the
frontier to ease security patrols between the two countries.

Mr. Elliot Edem
Agbenorwu, Ketu South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and MUSEC Chairman, said
this at the Assembly’s Town Hall Meeting (THM) at Aflao.

The event, organised
by the Ministries of Local Government and the Ministry of Information, was to
deepen democracy, seek general public opinion on governance and mobilise social
capital for government.

Mr. Agbenorwu said
Ketu South, due to its nearness to the Togolese capital, Lome, had peculiar
challenging security and crime situation, compelling MUSEC to put in measures
to ensure safety of residents and travellers.

He said frequent
engagement of the military and other security measures weighed heavily on the
Assembly’s kitty, saying, there were 36 unapproved “Beats and
Pillars” along the border where criminals harassed travellers, but assured
of safety.

Mr Agbenorwu said the
stalled Blekusu-Agavedzi-Salakope Sea Defence Project was progressing and would
be extended to Adina to stop ravages of the Sea in the area.

On the local economy,
he said a group of investors from South Africa would build a five star hotel on
an island in the lagoon near Denu in an addition to a Shopping Mall in the area
and about 50 youth had received training in pig, mushroom and livestock rearing
in Adidome under the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) and Planting
for Food and Job (PFJ) policy programmes, with the Business Advisory Centre
support.

Mr. Agbenorwu, said
ceramic, biscuit and vegetable oil factories would soon be established in the
area with private sector leading, under the One District, One Factory (1D1F)
policy and  the Assembly’s 2017 Common
Fund allocation went into completing 13 projects started by the past
government.

He said, new
infrastructural projects were also on-going at Lotakor, Duta, Aveyiborme,
Aloe-Kpotame, Denu and Agbozume and the Free Senior High School policy,
Planting for Food and Jobs, subsidised fertilizer and improved seedling
project, enhanced capitation grant and Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty
as some achievements of government.

Questions were asked
on the double tracking system under the Free SHS, light fishing, potable water
challenges and the refurbishment of local markets.

GNA

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