Minister for Railways Development Joe Ghartey, has stated that no political party in the history of Ghana can compete with what the NPP government has done in terms of the development of railways in Ghana within the past two and half years.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra, he said railway development should not be politicised.
“We are not even competing with any political party because no political party can compete with what has been done even within these two and half years”.
He went on to add that for the first time in Ghana’s history “we are going pass Kumasi and also for the first time in the history of our country we are moving at a speed of 160km per hour and also for the first time in the history we are buying 30 coaches, eight locomotives which six would be made for freight to power the wagon, two for passengers service and another two vans with first-class kitchen”.
Joe Ghartey explained that the 2020 transformation agenda would mean the construction of a 339-kilometre Western corridor project linking Takoradi and Kumasi, then the eastern corridor 218 kilometres.
He said by the end of 2020, the government would have made significant progress in the railway sector.
“Construction and renovation of existing facilities would have been at an advanced stage to the commission to create over 1000s of direct jobs for citizens,” he stated.