Joe Ghartey Promises to Make Railways a Vibrant Sector – Minister


The Minister for Railway Development, Joe Ghartey has said that his ministry, in collaboration with stakeholders in the country will help make the railway sector vibrant again.

The once productive sector on which some economies including that of Sekondi and Takoradi were built has since the late 90s lost its glory in the transportation industry.

While many of the locomotive engines have broken down, hundreds of kilometers of railway lines have been also taken over by squatters and encroachers.

Speaking at the maiden national executive council meeting of the railway workers union, the Minister for railway development assured that “…the best times are yet to come.”

“We are going to transform this sector. The railway will form the backbone of Ghana’s economic transformation. It will lead us from a lower middle income country to a developed country.”

Mr. Ghartey who is also the Member of Parliament for the Essikadu/Ketan constituency in the Western Region further called on the railway workers union to support his ministry to ensure the revival of the rail sector.

By: Obrempong Yaw Ampofo/

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