China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation ready for Kumasi-Bechem Railway Project

On 28th April, 2019 the Minister for Railways Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey led a delegation to Beijing to meet with officials of CCECC to further discuss how to develop and implement the multi-million-dollar project. Other members of the delegation were the Chief Director at the Ministry of Railways Development Mr. Siisi Essuman-Ocran, a Chief State […]

Dunkwa to be a major railway hub-Joe Ghartey

Dunkwa-on-Offin, a town located in the upper Denkyira has been earmarked for a major railway destination in the Central Region. The Dunkwa railway hub will host a number of railway facilities like maintenance and repair centres, training centres, locomotive depots, freight operation areas among other modern ancillaries. Mr. Joe Ghartey, the Minister for Railway Development […]

W/R: NDC accuses government of plotting to remove ‘Mahama’ railway coaches from Sekondi to Tema

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is accusing government of clandestinely plotting to remove railway coaches procured during former president John Dramani Mahama’s era from Sekondi to Tema. ‘’These coaches penciled down for movement to Tema, unfortunately were part of the new coaches secured by the NDC government to revive the railway sector, using the […]

Railway sector can transform economy-From middle-income to First World status-Joe Ghartey

By John Elliot HAGAN, Accra Minister for Railways Development, Joe Ghartey is optimistic that a well-established railway sector can transform Ghana’s economy from middle-income to First World status. He recounted the parallels between the success of pre-independence Ghana and the railway sector of the time to buttress his point. “I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt […]

Accra Sky Train Project gets major boost as gov’t signs MoU, construction to begin in January 2020

 The Minister for Railways Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey, MP, on behalf of the people and Government of Ghana, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Africa Investment (Ai) SkyTrain Consortium, based in South Africa, for the construction of the Accra Sky Train Project. With Accra experiencing ever-increasing road traffic congestion, with its detrimental effects […]

PHOTOS: 84 kilometer Tema-Akosombo railway line construction progresses, costs 388 million dollars

The pictures beneath are the pictorial evidence of the construction of 84 kilometer railway line from Tema to Akosombo. The project which is expected to cost 388 million dollars, forms part of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government’s plan to redevelop the railways system in Ghana. The project is to be funded with an […]