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What can We do to Relax and Improve the Beach Business

What can We do to Relax and Improve the Beach Business

‘I need a break” “you need a break” “we need a break” from the hustling and bustling all through the year. 

The choice to travel far or near from the stress associated with work or normal life lies in our hands. A vacation many targets is to be in Africa and that is where Ghana is located.

There are different types of tourist destinations in Ghana but the best place to spent time on vacation in Ghana is the Coast. 

Several reasons why the coast is the best place to have a vacation answer many questions when we talk of business, fun and relaxation, reflection, and planning.

After all the noise, stress, chaos, a time to relax, reflect and plan for a better future, one should look no further than the beach which is an ideal setting for quiet during the day and the awesomeness of the gentle splashing sounds of the waves at night.

Another reason is the location; the coast of Ghana being the gateway to the world by sea enabling business travelers to have their vacation as well as successfully export their goods and services easily since industries, harbors and companies are situated near the coastal towns. 

Having vacation as well as doing business can be possible at any time.

How feasible can we achieve the many targets set to improve a productive attitude through reflection and planning plus augmenting our income through business when our coastline is being attacked by some human activities like sand winning, persistent disposal of solid waste compounded by open defecation into the sea that pollutes the water body and raises serious health concerns as fishes are pulled from the polluted sea.

Again, a problem of erosion due to sand winning that threatens the local tourism and damage the recreational function of the beach.

A visit by RET Africa to some beaches like the Jamestown beach, the Korle Gonno beach, Feehi, Osikan in Accra showed the kind of waste accumulated at the shores and a submerging coastline. 

A fisherman at Jamestown beach by the name Ishmael told RET Africa “we don’t generate this waste, when it rains, the lagoon deposits the waste into the sea” when he was asked why they don’t do anything about good disposal of waste.

Several cement blocks made from the sea sand were scattered around some beaches with some young men actively in the process of molding new ones. In an attempt to interview these sand winners they aborted their activities.

Let’s ask some questions! How can one relax or have fun in unattractive heaps of plastic waste with every sea wave having black polythene bags and bottles settling on the seashore?

How can we augment our earnings with “the beach business” when the government wastes a lot of money to improve the sanitation around the beaches. 

As well as spend so much on sanitation-related medicines to help the Health Sector deal with diseases.

Some beaches in Accra may be among the worst in the world when it comes to access to good sanitation. There is therefore the need to ensure hygienic conditions in the fishing communities so that the fishing industry could take advantage in terms of the export of fish.

A clean beach also allows clients to enjoy their recreation and vacation as well as promote economic income. 

RET Africa has some suggestions which when adopted would help curb some of these negative activities along our coastline.
Building designated sanitation waste management near the beaches leads to cleaner beaches and a constant check on the human activities along the coast.

Initiating a task force along the coast to constantly check the unlawful activities of residents to minimize the occurrence of erosion as a result of sand winning which might lead to flooding, keeping in mind the strong ocean currents along most coastlines in Ghana.

Introduction of the culture of recycling solid waste by investing in a recycling waste facility along the coastal line which has the potential of generating income for the citizens and the government as well as attracting tourists for high foreign income.

Finally, taking the chance given to a celebration termed ‘EARTH DAY’ an international awareness day for the environment which falls on April 22 to enforce the ‘eradication of plastic’ as a theme every year to help create a culture of good disposal of solid and liquid waste.


Source: Sophia Vanderpuije(Real Estate Times Africa)

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