Gov’t to Construct a Railway Line from Tema to Akosombo

As we earlier highlighted in yesterday’s Accounting to the People tour by President Mahama in the Greater Accra region, government intends to construct a Tema-Akosombo Railway line…

President John Dramani Mahama has officially announced government’s intention to construct a railway line that will run from Tema in the Greater Accra Region to Akosombo in the Eastern Region.

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The President made this disclosure in a speech after a meeting with the visiting Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.

According to him, the railway line will facilitate the movement of people and goods to the Northern part of the country through the Volta River with Akosombo as the entry point.

The Tema-Akosombo Railway line is an important project to Ghana because it is going to enable us pick containers and other cargo including fuel products, cement and other such products along the 88 kilometre railway line to Akosombo which is a port on the lower end of the Volta River.

From this port, we will be able to push these products along the Volta lake to the Northern ports at a place called Buipe, and from Buipe those containers can continue either to the three Northern regions of Ghana or if they are bound for Burkina Faso, Mali and other  countries, they can be transported from  Buipe to our neighbours,” the President said.

Meanwhile, the President is appealing for support from the Indian government to make the achievement of this feat possible.