- The Coastal Development Authority has outdoored some special quadricycles for rural areas
- According to the Authority, the vehicles would be given out on hire-purchase to interested applicants
- Among many other things, the outfit said the move would be to create jobs for many in the rural areas
The Coastal Development Authority has designed and introduced the first of its kind, the "CODA Drive Initiative" which would see some quadricycles being distributed.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom, the move to give out these high-tech vehicles to rural folk is to reduce poverty and create wealth for drivers, okada, and pragya riders.
Speaking to the press in an interview on Saturday, November 28, 2020, Chief Executive Officer of the Coastal Development Authority, Jerry Ahmed Shai indicated that the quadricycles were produced by Bajaj Qute.
He went on to add that the vehicles would be given to beneficiaries on hire-purchase which they would in turn use as a form of public transport.
The new initiative is also expected to help address road safety within the Coastal Development Zone.
According to the Authority, this in accordance with its mandate and commitment.
The operation of CODA Drive will initially be concentrated in rural areas and city outskirts in the six regions of the Coastal Development Zone.
The CEO elaborated that CODA Drive has many economic and social benefits including but not limited to the income-earning opportunities for thousands of Ghanaian families as well as the reduction in road crashes and consequent reduction in injury and death.
CODA Drive is being funded under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).
In other news related to initiatives, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that late former New Patriotic Party General Secretary and CEO of Ghana's Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has received a posthumous award.
The former NPP stalwart known popularly as Sir John was honoured at the maiden awards ceremony of the Youth Leadership Parliament.
The event was held that the ultramodern auditorium of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on November 28, 2020.
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