Tourism Expect and Geographer, Hon. Joel Mawuli Degue has once again put onto paper a short advice about ways of reinstating Keta to attract investors and marketors.
Enjoy the write up below, 
 "The world does not owe us a living. We cannot live by the begging bowl." - Lee Kuan Yew.

The time for Keta's socioeconomic economic revival is here. Why do I say so?

Since 1962 when the Keta Port was closed, the then Volta Regional Capital was moved from Keta to Ho, the closing of the department stores in and around Keta, the floods and the Ayee Canal opening of 1963, the split of Anloga market from that Keta, the construction and completion of the Akosombo dam in 1965, the exodus and migration of fisherfolks to other communities in Ghana and outside Ghana, and the unrelenting and unabated sea erosion etc, Keta never went dead. All these have dealt Keta a deadly blow from which Keta never recovered till date.

Since then, Keta has lost all past glory. The only thing that promises to restore Keta to its former glory in the not-too-distant future is the total development, restoration and full utilisation of the Keta Lagoon Complex Ramsar Site through the blue, green, white and visitor economies . Keta Lagoon complex can be turned into an economic hub like Singapore and the United Arabs Emirates, most especially, the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Emirates.

I am settled in my mind about this and believe strongly that the issue is about personal, local, traditional, local-political, entrepreneurial and corporate leadership.

Everything rises and falls on the shoulders of leadership. Leadership is cause, all other things are effects.

There is, however, a new wind blowing, a new dawn coming, a new deal about to be struck, a new leadership emerging, a new beginning about to start. 

Join us on this new journey devoid of tribe, language, colour, creed, political affiliation, background, sentiments, etc. All hands must be on deck. No sitting on the fence (of course, there is none), no crossing of arms, no putting of hands in the laps, etc. Be part! Be a player! Be a citizen, not a spectator! Be a citizen, not a subject! Be a citizen, not an observer! It is Ubuntu (I am because you are). It's about teamwork. TEAM simply means Together Everyone Achieves More. Remember, there is no 'I' in TEAM. It's about collectivism/community not individualism/self.

 Be part of history making. The saddest thing in life is that when history is being made and written before us or by us, we never know that's history. Our destiny is in our hands. Destiny is not written for us, but by us. Let's write it well, folks.

We can! Yes, we can! Right now, history is on the move!

You can't afford not to be part of this historic moment in Anloland.

Let's rise up and do it.

Thank you.

Joel Degue
Executive Director
Leoj Consult
(The Ideas Factory)

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