February 8, 2019

Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea has stated that government completed a number of Sea Defence Projects in the 2018 fiscal year.

These included the construction of major armour rock revetments and groynes to reduce the risk of flooding, constant coastland erosion all aimed at ensuring the safety of lives, livelihoods and properties at the catchment areas including Aboadze, New Takoradi and Nkontompo.

The Minister who is the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South disclosed this on the floor of parliament in response to a question posed by the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George on when the construction of the Ningo Sea Defence would commence.

He emphasized that the Ningo-Prampram Sea Defence project will protect the Ningo-Prampram Township against extensive coastal erosion due to intense tidal action along the Ningo-Prampram coastal stretch which is about 12 kilometres.

The Minister noted that extensive coastal erosion along the Ningo-Prampram coastal stretch has negative impact against fishing activities of the community.

The intensive tidal wave also results in flooding in the community, affecting life, livelihoods and properties.
He indicated that the Ministry will this year commence coastal protection works on selected areas comprising Amanful Kumah, Dansoman Phase II, Komenda, Anomabo,Cape Coast, Mensah Guinea,Ningo-Prampram and New Takoradi Phase III(Elmina).

The rest includes Apam,Kokrobite,Bortianor,Blekusu Phase II and Aboadze-Shama Phase II,Maritime University(Nungua),Takoradi,Anyanui and Essipong.

The Ministry has already signed a memoranda of understanding (MoU) with two groups who have expressed interest in executing the works.

The groups he stated are currently undertaking feasibility studies which upon completion will form the basis of the Ministry’s engagement to contract the groups to execute construction works under the Ningo-Prampram Sea Defence Project.

Christian Kpesese/ ghanamps.com