Government will finalise documentation on all railway lines in the Western Region for potential contractors before the end of this year.
This assurance from the Minister of Railway Development, John Peter Amewu follows calls for the improvement in railway services for the transportation of explosive materials for mining firms in the area.
Commenting on the development, Peter Amewu told Joy Business that the president is committed to award the contract before close of the year.
“The Western Railway Line will be given to a contractor by the close of the year which will help with transportation of both passengers and freight. As you can see, there has been a huge investments in the sector in the last four years of the government as compared to previous administrations.”
“We are very focus on revamping the lines and making railway transport an alternative to the current systems available” he stressed.
Swearing in a 10 member board of the Ghana Railway Company Limited in Accra, the Minister of Railways, John Peter Amewu said this has become necessary due to the recent rate of road accidents in the area, including the recent explosion on the Bogoso road.
He charged the board to support various programmes by the company aimed at making railway transportation easily available in the country.
Chairman of the board, Daniel Kwame Adzoble, accepted the challenge and promised to improve the efficiency of the company.
He also disclosed to the media that government is focusing more on the sector due to its enormous benefit.
Other members of the board are Togbe Adzimah V, Buthulezi Wilson Kwashie Akakpo, Samuel Kpabitey Ekow, Adjei Kwasi Boateng, Joseph Appiah Boateng, Eric Owusu, Togbega Tsedze Atakora VII, and Dr. Nuworza Kugbey.