Jerry Ahmed Shaib, CEO of the Coastal Development Authority (CODA) has said the authority has earmarked 1,473 projects for construction in all six coastal regions in Ghana.
The projects, which have been awarded to contractors for execution are in the areas of education, health, water and sanitation, as well as sports and forms part of the government’s agenda of inclusive growth and poverty alleviation, particularly in the Coastal Development Zones of the country.
Speaking at a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday (23 February), Shaib said the idea behind these projects is to accelerate economic and social development in the coastal areas of the country through strategic planning and prioritisation of development projects.
“A total of 1,473 project contracts have been awarded for execution across the six regions of the authority. The regional breakdown is as follows: in the Western North Region, we have 125 projects, in the Greater Accra Region we have 380 projects, in the Central Region we have 412 projects, in the Oti Region we have 107 projects, in the Volta Region there are 229 projects and finally in the Western Region we have 220 projects,” he indicated.
These projects, he said, includes drainage systems, health facilities, bridges, roads, water systems and sanitation projects.
Additionally, Shaib indicated that the authority has complemented some 129 infrastructural projects in these coastal zones as part of the Authority’s efforts in achieving the principle of sustainable development and bringing development closer to people in the coastal towns of the country.