Ghana: Railway lines due for Ahafo Region – Railway Minister

The minister of railways and development Hon. Joe Nana Jobina Akwa Ghartey has revealed the Government will develop railway line for the Ahafo region.

The member of parliament for Essikado Ketan Constituency after meeting with the Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Evans Opoku-Bobie, the six Municipal/District Chief Executives at the Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council said the region has been earmarked for a robust development project by the government.

Hon. Joe Ghartey explained that the vision of the president of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for creating this new Region is to facilitate total development to improve the lives of the people adding that “railway will play a major role to make this a reality”.

He emphasised on a recondite pricket that Railway is one of the best ways to enhance trading activities.

The Railway lines will be a great turning point for this new Region,”  The Ahafo Regional Minister and the entourage visited the Paramount Chief of Goaso Tradional Council, Nana Kwasi Bosomprah and his courtiers. The paramount Chief pledged his support for this Railway lines and stated categorically that, the train will help the people of Ahafo to make travelling and exporting farm products from Ahafo to other parts of the Country.

Therefore, all the Traditional leaders are in full support. Nana Bosomprah stressed that, this will also reduce frequent accidents.

The Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Evans Opoku-Bobie appreciated the minister for Railways and president Akufo-Addo for such an unprecedented project for the people of Ahafo.

He stressed that Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council, MMDCEs and the populace within the Ahafo Region are ever ready to welcome the Railway lines.

The Railway lines, according to Opoku-Bobie will also pave the way for hundreds of people to visit Ahafo and experience the smooth running of the trains.

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