The chiefs and people of Yeji and Kpembe traditional
areas as well as surrounding communities in the Pru East and East Gonja
Districts, have expressed their gratitude to the government, the Ghana Maritme
Authority (GMA) and Dedeso Holdings Incorporated, for clearing tree stumps to
improve safety on the Volta Lake.
The removal of tree stumps was done on the Volta Lake
from Yeji to Makango and Yeji to Awujakope.
It is was carried out by Kete Krachi Timber Recovery
Limited (KKTR) , a subsidiary of Dedeso Holdings Incorporated (DHI),which holds
the concession for the Volta Lake Timber salvage being undertaken by the Ghana
The commendations were made at separate community
engagements and sensitisation at Yeji and Kpembe organised by Dedeso/ Kete
Krachi Timber Recovery for chiefs and a cross section of the communities to
announce their mission and to seek the goodwill of the traditional councils and
people before embarking on the stump removal.
The President of the Bono East Regional House of Chiefs
and Paramount Chief of Yeji traditional area, Nana Pemapen Yaw Kagrese expressed delight at the clearing of
the stumps which he said, would go a long way to reduce fatalities on the lake
for both traders and fishers.
He praised the management and staff of the Ghana
Maritime Authority for what he described as a thoughtful venture.
On his part, the Paramount Chief of Kpembe traditional
area, Banbanne IV, Ndefoso Dari Haruna Bismark, said the removal of the tree
stumps by the KeteKrachi Timber Recovery Limited was a blessing to the
livelihood of the people in the communities, as most of their economic
activities were dependent on the Volta Lake.
In an interview, the Chief Executive of the KKTR, Mr.
Elkin Pianim, said the company was committed to adding to the transportation
infrastructure of the country whilst striving for the protection of the
The Chairman of KKTR, Mr Francis Kalaitsi believed
that the potential of the Volta Lake to improve the social and economic
wellbeing of the nation was tremendous and that the company would continue to
assist in that direction.
KKTR was inaugurated last November by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as One District One Factory. It employs cutting edge proprietary technology known as the SHARC–Tm in salvaging dead timber and stumps from the Volta Lake.
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