Government intensifies move to construct railway from Accra to Ouagadougou

Government’s decision to construct a rail line from Accra to Ouagadougou has been given a major boost as Burkinabe Transport Minister, Souleymane Soulama has arrived in the country to negotiate the process.

President Akufo-Addo echoed his ambition to revive the railway sector during his two-day tour of Burkina Faso earlier this year.

Both sides reaffirmed the crucial need to rapidly establish the railway interconnection project.

They also agreed to reactivate the Joint Expert Committee to examine the various feasibility studies already undertaken, and define the modalities and conditions of the selection of a technical and financial partner for the project.

It is in view of this that Burkina Faso Transport Minister, Soulemane Soulama came to the country.

Deputy Railway Development Minister, Andy Appiah Kubi speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Tuesday said the government is on track to making the re-development of the railway sector happen.

The railway, he said will be from the Tema Port through Paga to the Burkinabe Capital, Ouagadougou.

High-speed trains, he said will be used as a means of facilitating faster movement of goods and services.

Report by Seth Nana Poku

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