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22-Jul-2018  
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Work on the Accra-Nsawam railway line will be completed before the end of this year, according to the Minister of Railways Development, Mr Joe Ghartey.

The 40-kilometre rail line project estimated at GH¢15 million is being undertaken to improve transportation speed and safety.

Mr Ghartey gave an assurance in Parliament in an answer to a question posed by the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for the Nsawam-Adoagyir Constituency, Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, on the extent of progress regarding revamping works on the Accra-Nsawam railway line.

Mr Ghartey said 320 people had been employed to work on the line, with the workforce consisting of 305 permanent workers and 15 supervisors. 

He said the team was led by the deputy managing director in-charge of Engineering at the Ghana Railways Company Limited.

"The team has been divided into five gangs who are working on different sections of the Accra-Nsawam Line. The Ghana Rail Company Limited has been engaged as contractors in the rehabilitation process," he said.

The line has served as a means of transportation for residents of Nsawam travelling to the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra. Activities on the line ceased in October 2017 when a Tema-Accra-bound train derailed at Tesano.

The accident left dozens of passengers injured, resulting in the suspension of rail transport to the capital city.
 
 
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