Housing & Coastal Protection
The coastline of Ghana (about 550 km long) is suffering from serious beach erosion, due to natural and man-made causes. It affects the infrastructure in the areas such as the buildings, salt pans and fish landing sites and forms a major threat to people and their livelihood. Over the years, several projects were implemented to reduce the recession of the shoreline, but more interventions are necessary.
That is why coming years the Government wants to make major steps in protecting the coastline and invest in the social and commercial activities, since these places have great potential for tourism. These coastal projects will not only manage and protect the coastal sites and restore the ecological system of the lagoons, but also create better living conditions for the inhabitants in the form of sanitation, cleaner water and beaches. These communities depend heavily on fishery for their daily bread.
The areas where the Government wants to do coastal projects are Mensah Guinea (behind Independence Square in Accra), Apam, Kokrobite, Bortianor, Blekusu, Maritime University, Nungua, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Anyanui, Essipong, Anomabu and Ningo- Prampram.
• Reclaiming and protecting existing land for infrastructural development
• Improving the health of the communities and its sanitary facilities
• Secure environmental health condition of the lagoons
• Developing fish landing sites and beaches
• Enhancing commercial activities and develop industries for fish, salt, plants etc.
• Promoting tourism and attracting hotels, beach resorts and water sport activities
PROJECT Housing & Coastal Protection