The Coastal Development Authority has met with the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Volta Region as part of the Authority’s stakeholder engagement activities.

The Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Development Authority (CODA), Mr. Jerry Ahmed Shaib and the Deputy CEO in charge of Works, Mr. Bob Charles Agbontor met with the MMDCEs on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

CODA meets Volta Regional Minister, MMDCEs to discuss Poverty Eradication Programme

Discussions bordered on infrastructure projects and empowerment programmes being implemented by the Authority in the region under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), as well as areas of collaboration between MMDAs and CODA to accelerate economic and social development.

CODA meets Volta Regional Minister, MMDCEs to discuss Poverty Eradication Programme

According to the CEO, CODA has devised strategies to promote beach sports and green investments.

CODA meets Volta Regional Minister, MMDCEs to discuss Poverty Eradication Programme

“What we intend to do is to improve soil base management and general environmental conditions at the beaches and we intend to promote green investment. We also intend to facilitate or promote job and income generating opportunities from plastic waste management in the coastal areas.”

CODA meets Volta Regional Minister, MMDCEs to discuss Poverty Eradication Programme

Mr. Shaib reiterated the commitment of the Authority to provide modern beach sports infrastructure as an avenue to promote tourism.

CODA meets Volta Regional Minister, MMDCEs to discuss Poverty Eradication Programme

“We also intend to promote sports development and enhance the quality of social life of people in the beach communities through provision of beach sports facilities. What we intend to do as CODA is to have four stadia along our zone, our first interest is in Keta where we have beautiful white sand. When we have our beach stadia, we can get a lot from it.”

CODA meets Volta Regional Minister, MMDCEs to discuss Poverty Eradication Programme

The engagement with MMDCEs is expected to enhance collaboration and cooperation between CODA and MMDAs in the implementation of IPEP.