Construction of Anomabo Sea Defence wall in Ghana to commence

Construction of Anomabo Sea Defence wall in Ghana is set to commence. The Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan announced the reports and said that preparatory works are underway. He pointed out that the 5km sea defense aims to halt tidal wave devastation in the coastal community and adjoining ones.

” The “Anomabo Coastal Protection Project” is envisaged to curtail ongoing erosion of the beach that has paved the way for the sea to destroy several houses in the Mfantseman municipality with many others currently at risk,” said Kwamena Duncan.

Anomabo Sea Defence wall

Q3 Company Limited, a wholly Ghanaian owned construction firm won the contract for the project set to take four years. The company has already cleared part of the Anomabo beach of debris and graded the area and has started piling on site, rocks that would be used for the construction.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to cut the sod in the coming weeks for work to commence in earnest. The project was in response to the needs of the residents not only in Anomabo but Biriwa, Egyaa and Moree where the wall is expected to stretch to.

Construction of sea defence works is currently one of the Government’s Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing highest priority projects. The implementation of the coastal erosion projects would aim at protecting beaches and its environs against encroachment by the sea, arresting environmental deterioration as well as mitigating the negative social and economic consequences of the beach erosion.


Work on Sea defense begins at Anomabo

Work on the Anomabo Coastal Protection Project in the Central Region will begin this month when the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, cuts the sod for it to start.

Last Saturday, the last batch of earthmoving machines and other heavy duty equipment were moved to the site to mark the final preparation for work to start on the project.

The people of Anomabo and its environs were filled with joy when the contractor of the wholly owned Ghanaian engineering construction firm, Q3 Company Limited, got to the site with trucks and excavators for work to commence on the four-kilometre coastline which has been the victim of tidal wave destruction over the years.

The fishing community of Anomabo has been challenged with sea erosion over the years with a lot of houses destroyed by the ravaging sea.

In a speech after the machines were handed over to the Municipal Assembly, the Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, underscored the government’s commitment to make life bearable for all, particularly the deprived and marginalised.

It was in that regard, he said, that the project, which was limited to Elmina, was being extended to all coastal areas in the region.

He said the project would create job opportunity for many people in the area and in other parts of the region.

“When President Akufo-Addo says he will create jobs for majority of the people, these are some of ways that he will do it,” Mr Duncan said.

The regional minister praised the engineers for their commitment to complete the project at the stipulated time of four years.

He gave an assurance that all the support and cooperation would be given the contractors to enable them to complete the work on schedule, adding that “we will remove all obstacles to ensure that the project is completed on time.”

Mr Duncan warned against all forms of negative tendencies that would work against the smooth execution of the work, saying “we must always be our own keepers.”

The Director of Q3 Company Limited, Nii Crisler Ankrah, said the company had the capacity and the human resource to execute the project.

“We will be on top of the job just to alleviate the suffering of our people on the coast. It is a daunting task, but we shall succeed,” he said.

The Municipal Chief Executive Officer of Mfantseman, Mr Kenneth Essuman, thanked the government for creating jobs for the people in the region.