Ghana’s President, President Akufo-Addo has in a recent submission promised Ghanaians that his government is fully focused on giving Ghanaians the best from the railway industry.
He emphatically stated his Government’s commitment to building a first-class railway network in Ghana in order to revitalize the sector which has deteriorated over the years.
He made this known when he was addressing workers of the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) at the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) workshop.
President Akufo-Addo indicated that a lot has gone wrong in our country after we got independence, but one of the worse is to have allowed the nation’s railway infrastructure to deteriorate.
In his submission, he said;
“The British left us a functioning railway system, we didn’t look after it, and we allowed it to deteriorate. For this part of the twenty-first (21st) century, a major responsibility is on you, on me, my successors, to rebuild the railway infrastructure in our country.
It is obvious that rail transport is environmentally friendly, it is efficient, it is less costly and it is generally a more intelligent way of moving people and goods than any other form of transport. Other people have got first-class railway systems in the world, Ghana we are going to have a first-class railway system in our country.”