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"There Won't Be Any Sky Train In Ghana" - Peter Amewu Confirms

The Railways Minister, Peter Amewu has confirmed that there won't be any sky train in Ghana as stated earlier.

According to Mr. Amewu, three years is not enough to execute such projects.

Addressing Journalists in Accra on Wednesday, the sector Minister said "It is not possible and there won't be any sky train in Ghana like we see in Dubai"

It will be recalled that there were reports which indicated that the Akufo-Addo government through the Railways Ministry will be constructing sky trains to help ease the traffic most Ghanaians face while using the various roads in the country.

The announcement generated mixed reactions as some scores of Ghanaians confidently said government would not be able to achieve such dream.

The other section of the public who heard the news were full of praises adding that the NPP government is in to make life more comfortable.

In other developments, the Railways Ministry in collaboration with the Ghana Railway Company Limited says it has partnered the George Grant University of Mines & Technology to upgrade the old Railway Training Institute located at Sekondi into a degree-awarding institution to provide training in Engineering and other ancilliary programmes.

Mr. Amewu said "The School is now known as the ‘UMaT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development"

He stressed that the first batch of students have begun the 2021/2022 academic year.

He further explained that the students are currently reading; BSc Mechanical Engineering, BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BSc Computer Science and Engineering, BSc Geomatic Engineering, BSc Geological Engineering and BSc Environmental and Safety Engineering.

The Railways Minister also added that plans are on course to introduce the BSc Railway Engineering programme, as well as, other relevant programmes in the 2022/2023 academic year.

Mr. Amewu told Journalists that the Railway Location Workshop Complex, situated at Sekondi, is the main workshop for the maintenance of locomotives, wagons, coaches and other ancillary railway equipment for efficient operation of railway services in Ghana.

The Workshop is also being upgraded and equipped for it to become a one stop workshop to serve the railway, mining, petroleum and agricultural industries in the Western Region.

Refurbishment works at two (2) workshops (the Diesel and Erecting Workshops) have been completed.

Five (5) remaining workshops are currently undergoing renovation.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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