GOV’T EXTENDS RAILWAY LINE TO NORTHERN REGION-JOE GHARTEY

The Minister for Railway, Hon. Joe Ghartey paid a Courtesy Call on the Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Sa-eed as part of the tour ahead of the commencement of the Central Spine railway project in the Northern Region.

The minister explained that, under the Railway Development Plan, the Kumasi through Tamale to Paga line is under the Central Spine and a main station based in Tamale.

He again indicated that, government has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese Company to develop the Kumasi-Tamale Section of the line.

He further stated that Cabinet has approved for a joint committee between Ghana and Burkina Faso to develop the Accra to Ouagadougou railway line. The line will connect the Volta, Bimbilla, Yendi, Tamale and continue to Paga.

Hon. Salifu Sa-eed indicated that, the project will result in development through job creation which will alleviate poverty in the area.

The team also visited the Sagnar-Naa and Gukpe-Naa to inform them about this development.

By Joseph Nana Yaw Cobbina