President Akufo-Addo has cautioned people who are participated in taking rail route tracks and different properties having a place with the organization to stop or be made to confront the law.
He said the demonstrations of these scoundrels are upsetting the public authority’s endeavors in redoing the rail route area in the country.
“Aside from unlawful mining which adversely affects the improvement of the option to proceed prompting the significant expense of development, a few traitorous saboteurs in our networks have decided to take parts of the rail route framework including the tracks”.
“I need to sound areas of strength for an of caution to those executing these demonstrations that the law will follow all the way through when captured and the suitable approvals will be distributed to them”, the president noted.
The President gave the admonition when he slice turf to stamp the beginning of the Manso to Huni Valley some portion of the Western Rail Line yesterday.
The Manso to Huni Valley line is around 78 kilometers and the agreement cost is €500,000,000.00 (Euro).
The undertaking will be executed by Amandi Investment Limited with assets from a Deutsche Bank Credit Facility got by the Government of Ghana and would be finished in 42 months or less.
The Manso-Huni Valley line would be on a standard measure and it shapes part of the turn of events and remaking of the whole western rail route line.
The western line which starts from Sekondi-Takoradi to Kumasi was constructed in 1903 and is the major route for the transportation of minerals and other bulk commodities such as cocoa, bauxite, manganese, cement, flour, and petroleum products.
The President said one of the great tragedies of the country’s post-colonial era was allowing the Railway infrastructure bequeathed to the country by the colonial masters to deteriorate completely.
The President said upon assumption of office in 2017, he was determined to change the statistics because he believed that the presence of an efficient railway system was critical to the country’s progress.
“Today’s sod cutting is a clear manifestation of the Akufo Addo’s government’s policy of developing the country’s railway system”, he added.
He noted that in recent times, the railway sector has received considerable investment.
He stressed that the government was committed to providing the necessary support to expand and modernize the railway infrastructure to help improve economic activities.