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Marine Drive Project Akufo-Addo to cut sod for Marine Drive Project on Friday; 150,000 jobs to be created

All was set for the project to commence last year following cabinet’s approval and extensive consultations with all stakeholders, but residents refused to move to pave way for the project to begin.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Friday cut the sod for work to commence on the Marine Drive Project.

The Marine Drive project which covers an area of 200 acres stretching from the Osu Christianborg Castle beachfront to the Baiden Powell, near the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum aims to make the area of the city a trade and economic hub in the West African sub-region.

The multimillion-dollar project is expected to be executed on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis in line with government’s PPP policy approved in 2011.

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The Marine Drive project will have tourist resorts with facilities such as hotels, shopping malls, casinos, office complex and theme parks among others.

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Other components in the project include a mini-golf course, 15-floor office complex for the Ministry of Tourism, conference and exhibition centres as well as a recreational centre and a beach football pitch.

The project, when completed, is expected to attract more investment in trade and improve tourism in addition to generating revenue and employment and increase foreign exchange earnings.

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All was set for the project to commence last year following cabinet’s approval and “extensive consultations with all stakeholders.”

But residents refused to move to pave way for the project to begin.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Catherine A. Afeku, said there have been wide consultations with various stakeholders, including the Osu Traditional Council, led by Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona IV; the Ga Traditional Council, represented by the Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayi Bonte II; Ga-Dangme opinion leaders; wulomei and other interest groups.

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She said that as part of the agreement reached with the stakeholders, art and craft dealers at the Arts Centre have been temporarily relocated to the Kawukudi Park at Maamobi in Accra.

The Minister also indicated that at least 150,000 jobs expected to be created from the project, and priority would be given to indigenes of the Ga State and Osu when employing.

Osu Anorhor residents refuse to relocate for the Marine Drive Project

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