Ghana lunches the construction of USD 69 million on the shores of Ningo-Prampram District.
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who was present at the lunching ceremony said the project is aimed at reducing erosion and flood due to the tidal waves in the coast.
The project which was awarded to Messr Bridge Global Consolidated Limited by the Ministry of Housing and Works under the Ningo-Prampram Coastal Protection Project involves construction of :
- an armor rock revetment
- the construction of a system of groins
- and the reclamation of land.
Construction of the defense wall is expected to be completed in 4 years. President Akufo-Addo noted that the area was one of the most important tourist destinations in Ghana. Upon completion, the project will boost fishing activities, protect livelihoods, improve sanitation and health, facilitate the development of civil infrastructure, develop tourism infrastructure and promote tourism, protect social infrastructure, enhance future physical development, and create jobs.
“Construction of the sea defense wall is very essential to us because this area cannot derive the vast benefits of the tourism sector, if the erosion of its pristine shoreline and lands were not checked. The government will also do all it can to fix other challenges affecting the area”, said the President.
Governments over the years have been making investments in coastal protection in order to manage shoreline recession. The successful implementation of these projects will serve to manage shoreline protection for the protection of lives, existing and future physical and social infrastructural development etc. Investors are being encouraged to invest in infrastructure as a result of the reclamation of land.