The Minister, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye, his Deputy and entourage paid a working visit to the District to inspect the progress of work on the sea defence project which commenced in 2019. At a meeting with chiefs and elders of the two traditional councils, the Minister told the traditional leaders how important the construction of the sea defence is to the government, he noted that the sod for the 5km project was cut in 2019 by His Excellency the President and it was prudent for him to be present to see the state of work.
He said the Country has a total of 550 coastal area, and two- thirds of it needs to be protected against sea erosion, he added that building a sea defence was a costly venture but the government is committed to construct them to protect the coastal areas including lives and properties.He called on the chiefs to help promote the benefits of the project for people to embrace the project to foster its completion soon. The GH₵ 300million Sea Defence Project which is 55% complete is meant to block the devastating effect of the high sea tides on the lives of people within the catchment area.
According to the Minister,the project is envisaged to be completed by December.The DCE Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku assisted the team to evaluate the project, the team was positive the project would be completed on schedule.