Daniel Orlando | Voltaonlinegh.com |
It has emerged that the Keta Municipality, one of the oldest municipalities in the Volta Region, is noted for the cultivation of shallot and sugarcane due to favorable climatic conditions.
The local economy, mainly agrarian, engages the majority of the population in crop farming, livestock keeping, fishing, and other agriculture-related activities and trading.
The municipality is a major vegetable producer in the Volta Region, contributing significantly to the local and national economy.
It is well-known for the cultivation of shallots in large quantities produced in the floodplains along the Keta Lagoons and streams. Maize and cassava are also grown as off-season crops along the littoral and as main season crops in the northern parts of the municipality.
Coconuts are grown in the inland parts of the municipality around Afiadenyigba, Atiavi, Hatorgodo, Atsiame, and Dorveme areas. Sugarcane is also a major crop extensively cultivated in Atiavi and Hatorgodo, used for the production of the local gin, Akpeteshie.
Cowpea is a major crop grown in the northern parts of the municipality around Abor, Weme, and other surrounding towns during the main cropping season. Sweet potato is one of the main crops found all over the municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Emmanuel Gemegah, made the disclosure at the municipality’s exhibition and highlights at the ongoing Volta Trade and Investment Fair in Ho.
Mr. Gemegah said the municipality has positioned itself for potential investors in the areas of agro-based, mining, textiles, and ceramic sectors.
“Aside from agriculture, the municipality offers investment opportunities in agro-based industries, mining, textiles, and ceramics. Moreover, the Keta Municipal Assembly is blessed with long, picturesque sandy beaches, complemented by recognized hospitality facilities like the Aborigines Beach Resort, Villar Amore Hotel, Lagoon View Hotel, and Emancipation Beach Resort.
These attractions significantly contribute to the municipality’s potential for tourism and hospitality.