The Brazilian Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Maria Elisa De Luna has affirmed the support of her office to facilitate partnership between the Coastal Development Authority and Brazilian investors in the Authority’s efforts to build four beach stadia in the four coastal regions namely Greater Accra, Central, Western and Western North Regions.
The envoy gave the assurance when the Chief Executive Officer of CODA, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib called on her at her office in Accra on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
The visit by the CEO forms part of the Authority’s public-private-partnership drive aimed at mobilising investments to provide modern beach sports infrastructure, facilities and services at Ghana’s beaches.
The dialogue also touched on the CODA Clean Beach Campaign, cassava production, and some planned events by the Embassy.
“We are ready to learn from you especially in the areas of beach soccer and cassava production methods. We believe your support in terms of investments and knowledge-sharing can positively impact our clean beach campaign and transform the economic potential of our coastal communities through tourism and beach sports"
“We intend to build 4 beach soccer stadia and we are seeking support in that direction; resources and know-how”, the CEO stated.
Her Excellency De Luna expressed her excitement about the CEO’s visit and assured him of the cooperation and support of her office, adding that she is always delighted when meetings of such nature yield positive results.
The envoy took the opportunity to brief the CEO and invite CODA to the Interplast waste fair slated for April and the waste expo to be held in November, 2022.
CODA is providing essential infrastructure in 109 constituencies under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith