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EOCO to eject squatters at Kpeve Agriculture Station

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EOCORetired personnel of the erstwhile Kpeve Agriculture Research Station, occupying residential quarters at the station, are to be ejected by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) on Monday.

“I will send some officers to Kpeve on Monday to eject them”, Mr Biadela Mortey-Akpadi, Executive Director of EOCO,  hinted at a durbar to climax the Zendo Glimetoza at Tsibu at the weekend.

He was responding to a request to that effect by Togbe Adzadi Akpaku the third,  Paramount Chief of the Tsibu Traditional Area,  on behalf of the Zendo Union,  which comprises Kpeve, Klefe, Klikor Tsibu and Tsorxor traditional areas,  tracing their roots to a common ancestor in ancient Nortsie in the Republic of Togo.

Togbe  Akpaku, on behalf of the Union,  expressed gratitude to government “for listening” to and acting on its request in 2013 to revamp the “once viable” Kpeve Agriculture Research Station,  which had ran down over the years.

He requested that the South-Dayi District Assembly be given the authority to eject some retired staff of the station still occupying some quarters there,  “or the Ministry of Agriculture doing something about it immediately,” so staff of decentralized agencies in the district can occupy them.

On the “Eastern Corridor Road”, running through Tsibu from Peki to Kpeve, Togbe Adzadi Akpaku said, “we wish to know what is going on…”

“The contractors have left and abandoned the road. Most drivers have diverted their routes through Kpeve, Anyirwase to Asikuma”, he lamented.

He requested that a facility built by the people at Kpeve through self-help to serve as a clinic,  be used as such, and upgraded to a district hospital.

He appealed on behalf of the Union, for funds from the GETFUND,  towards improving the infrastructure of the Klefe Technical Vocational School.

Togbe Akpaku also drew government’s attention to the need to provide portable water to Klikor, and electricity to its satellite villages and suburbs.

He also asked government and other relevant agencies to develop the tourism and other economic potentials of Tsorxor, where the Volta Lake is “the confluence of River Dayi and River Volta,” ideal for an inland harbor.

Togbe Akpaku renewed appeals to government and the Volta River Authority to provide good drinking water for the people of Tsorxor, displaced by the Volta Lake.

Meanwhile the Zendo Union has conferred the “Most Distinguished Honour” on Mr Biadela Mortey-Akpadi, Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), in recognition of his contributions to the development of Tsibu.

A citation presented to him to climax the  2014 Zendo Glimetoza at Tsibu on Saturday indicated that Mr Mortey-Akpadi facilitated the construction of a doctor’s bungalow to serve the community clinic.

He was also instrumental in getting some abandoned structures remodeled into a teachers’ and head-teachers’ quarters in the community.

The citation also recognized his initiative in replacing windows made of blocks at the local Junior High School with louvre blades.

Responding, he said his elder brothers were more deserving of the honour for being the drive behind those projects.

Source: GNA

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