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Exploration for oil intensified at Anyako

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Exploration activities have been intensified in the Anyako Lagoon in the Volta Region which has been identified as a potential oil field.

A Canadian oil exploration company which has since last year been explor­ing the field has indicated that prelimi­nary findings seem positive.

Togbi Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VI, Fiaga of Anyako, disclosed this to the Times during a recent working visit to the area by the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Joe Gidisu.

Togbi Gligui, therefore, expressed his appreciation for the rehabilitation of the 13 kilometres stretch of road from Abor through Anyako to Seva.

He said the rehabilitated road infrastruc­ture had created the necessary platform for economic transformation of the towns, es­pecially, at the time more resources were being identified in the area.

Togbi Gligui said another company from US had expressed interest to win salt in the area and, “I am happy that the road has been taken care of in anticipation of the future industrialisation of the place.”

He said the people are happy about the replacement of the broken-down bridge which hitherto hampered their movement adding that “the building of a new bridge has facilitated movement from one place to another”.

“Now, vehicles can move to every town instead of dropping the loads behind the bridge for people to carry them to their various destinations” he said.

Mr. Eric Seddy Kutortse, the contrac­tor of the project, said the project was completed on time though the estimated cost of GH¢2.8 million was varied to in­clude other features which raised the fi­nal cost to GH¢3.7 million.

He said there was the need for bigger and wider culverts to withstand heavier weight and to enable fishermen on the lagoon to do fishing more conveniently.

Mr. Kutortse said the road had been protected from erosion with defence walls along the Lagoon.

Mr. Alex Segbefia, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency, expressed joy at the rehabilitation of the Anyako roads, saying that as a citizen of the area, he was happy that the road network was becoming a catalyst in development of the people.

Source: The Ghanaian Times

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