Gov't soon to award railway contracts

By Sam Edem
A railway development site
A railway development site

Ghana’s government has shortlisted six companies to be awarded railway development contracts in the country.

Speaking at a Railway investment forum at the residence of the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Joe Ghartey, the sector minister, gave indication the meeting is part of government's commitment to revamp railroads in the country to drive domestic trade, particularly agricultural products. 

 “We are in the process of commissioning feasibility study for this plan. This is a proposal by engineers who did the master plan. It passes through Takyiman but the feasibility study can tell us for example that instead of teaching, we should divert so this is the proposal going onto the next stage.”

He revealed the president is in the process of awarding the contract for work to begin.

Prresident Akufo-Addo has reiterated his commitment to ensuring the country's agriculture sector is given the needed support to generate employment and food sufficiency. He has therefore targeted the railway sector as key to achieving the expected goals.