A wide range of industrial activities has been identified in the Municipality. All the industries, which are small scale, are owned and managed mainly by sole proprietors. This sector employs about 13.0 per cent of the labour force of the district and constitutes seven primary or supplementation sources of livelihood.
Categories of Industry
Depending on raw material base and production orientation, the industrial activities in the municipality have been grouped under seven categories, which could facilitate the identification of future prospects and promotional strategies. The categories are:
(i). Agro-based: Fish processing, cassava processing, sugar cane juice distilling, and coconut-oil extraction
(ii). Mining: Salt mining and sand winning.
(iii). Wood-based: Carpentry, Standing brooms.
(iv). Textile: Kente Weaving, Tailoring/Dressmaking.
(v). Straw Weaving: Straw mat weaving (Ketsiba), Pouch weaving (Kevi).
(vi). Service: Hairdressing, Vehicle repair/fitting mechanics, Radio/TV mechanics, masonry.
(vii). Ceramics: Pottery.
(a) Fish-processing Keta, Tegbi, Woe, Whuti
Srogboe, Anyako Smoked, fried and salted fish
(b) Cassava Processing Heluvi,Weune, Sasieme,
Dorveme, Atsiame, Tsiame Gari, Biscuits, Tapioca
(c) Sugar-cane juice
Processing Tregui, Benadzi, Azanu,
Trekume, Bleamezado, Nyikator, Agorvinu, Hatorgodo, Havi Local Gin (Akpeteshie)
Extraction Dzelukope, Anyanui, Anloga, Woe, Tegbi Coconut Oil
(a) Salt mining Afiadenyigba, Seva, Anyako Salt
(b) Sand Mining Atsiame, Heluvi, Dzelukope Sand
3. Wood Based
a) Carpentry Keta, Dzelukope, Anloga, Tegbi, Woe, Abor Furniture
Canoes, Standing brooms
(1) Fabrics Dzelukope, Afiadenyigba, Tsiame, Atiavi, Anyako, Sasieme Kente cloth, placemats, bags, bed spreads
Straw Weaving Alakple, Tregui, Azanu, Ahavi, Agortoe, Gbatsivi Straw mats
Service Keta, Dzelukope, Anloga, Tegbi, Woe, Abor, Srogboe Hairdressing
Equipment repairs etc.
Ceramics Hatorgodo, Atiavi, Bomigo, Anyanui Pots, Roofing tiles
The Keta Municipal has great potential for some categories of industries. Some of these include.
Keta Municipal has about 1.5 million metric tons of rich clay deposits at Bomigo, which can be exploited for the production of ceramics and brick and tile for the local market and for export. The only problem affecting the exploitation of this important resource is its inaccessibility and lack of electricity in the area. However, investment in this area can bring a lot of dividends to the investor and the people in the Municipality.
Large-scale salt production has a great potential in the Municipality Currently salt is produced under natural (evaporation) conditions. About one-third of the lagoon can be harnessed to produce salt for export to countries less endowed in the sub-region. Such large-scale salt production is likely to create enough wealth to improve the living conditions of the people in the Municipality.
Type of potential Location Remark
1. Shrimps and brackish water species
Angaw, Lagoon Development for both local
consumption and for export.
2. Marine fishing
Keta lagoon Development for both local consumption and for export.
3. Inland fishing Keta Lagoon Development for both local consumption & export..
Date Created : 11/21/2017 4:30:22 AM