The Government’s agenda to build a robust modern railway network across the country as an effective ground travel alternative, appears to be gradually taking shape as the Ministry’s multiple efforts points to this.
Latest in the series of these efforts is the recent ground breaking ceremony for a full scale reconstruction of a 5km stretch of rail track from Kojokrom – Eshiam in the country’s Western Corridor as part of the phase 1 project of Ghana’s railway blueprint.
The Gh¢188m project which is being implemented by the Ministry of Railways Development through the Ghana Railway Development Authority will be executed by Amandi Holdings and funded from the Ministry’s budgetary allocation.
Sector Minister Joe N. Ghartey who is also a Legislator, considers the Phase 1 project of the entire Railway Master Plan which involves rehabilitation of all existing lines, as a viable option critical to extractive mineral enclaves like the Western Region.
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Railway Development Authority at the ground breaking ceremony, intimated that the project as part of the rehabilitation of the Western Line, will serve a good purpose given that the zone is noted for shipment multiple natural resources.
The 12 month-project when completed, will improve freight and passenger rail transport service in that part of the Western Region.