CODA to roll out clean beach campaign in coastal zones

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The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) is set to roll out the CODA clean beach campaign in the coastal zones across the country.

The intervention seeks to tackle the insanitary conditions along the beaches.

During a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday, the Chief Executive Officer for CODA, Jerry Ahmed Shaib said his outfit would partner the relevant stakeholders in the implementation of the policy.

He said “the intervention seeks to mobilise coastal communities to be involved in environmental cleanliness and provide basic infrastructure and facilities to maintain clean beaches”.

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According to CODA, the policy is currently being piloted on the Korle Lagoon in Accra, where a Desmi Litter trapping has been installed to contain the plastic wastes in the water body.

 

The program is to support beach communities to improve environmental and ecological conditions along the beachfront.

Mr. Ahmed Shaib announced “a collaboration with the relevant stakeholders such as the Kantanka Group for the manufacturing of shredders to shred the plastics that would be collected by the Desmi trappings”.

 

He also indicated an engagement with various Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies in the coastal zones to support the campaign with “the provision of infrastructure to reduce the level of plastic waste generated from municipal waste discharge systems along the beaches”.

 

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