IPEP: CODA Boss Inspects Projects In Western Region (+ Pictures)
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Coastal Development Authority (CODA), Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib has inspected an ongoing construction of constituency specific projects being undertaken under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) by Authorities in the Western Region.
According to him, the inspection forms part of a six regional tour by the Coastal Development Zone to acquaint himself with first hand information and the progress of ongoing projects.
The CEO ceased the opportunity and to lead the Authority’s public education campaign and to distribute sanitizers to contractors and residents as part of measures of reducing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, July 25, Lawyer Shaib was joined by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi Constituency, Andrew Egyapa Mercer to visit the site at Ekuase and Nkontompo.
They also inspected ongoing construction of community center and the ten seater water closet toilet facility.
The CEO and MP also distributed facemasks and hand sanitizers to registrants and electoral officials at various voter registration centers.
Whiles distributing the PPEs, the CEO and MP reminded the residents to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Later on Saturday, the District Chief Executive for the Ellembelle District Assembly, Kwasi Bonzoh joined the CEO to inspect a market complex which was under construction at Asiama.
ThinkNewsOnline has gathered that the market when completed will have 40 lockable shops, 40 open seater shops, a crèche, paved ground and a recreational center for the community.
They also visited Anyinase to inspect construction of a small market.
There was also public education and distribution of masks to residents and stakeholders in the ongoing voter registration exercise.
Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib and MP for Jomoro Constituency, Paul Essien made a stop at the Benyin Market and Twenen to inspect a Community Center under construction.
At Aluwole, the CEO and MP inspected the ongoing construction of a community center with a sitting capacity of 1,000 fully fitted with changing rooms, and disability friendly facilities.
The team later moved to Tikobonu Number 1, visited the Health Center where construction was ongoing.
It is believed that the edifice will be used as an Admission Ward.
They also visited the Tikobonu Number 1 Market which is set to be transformed into a modern market with lockable shops, paved grounds and a crèche.
The CEO’s tour ended at the Takoradi Constituency where the MP, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah joined him to educate the public on the need to be on the alert and prevent the spread of covid-19.
One Million Dollars Per Constituency
Under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) of the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives (MSDI), it is emerging that each constituency has been allocated with an equivalent of one millions dollars to undertake special projects aimed at accelerating the economic and social development of Ghana.
IPEP is implemented through the Development Authorities who carry out their mandate through intensive public engagement and stakeholder consultation to build consensus for projects.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith