The Ghanaian inventor who has been pushing for the transformational speed rail system in Ghana says the government has bought into his idea, specifying progressive steps that have been taken to make the project a reality. Dr Thomas Mensah has revealed 45 contractors that presented tenders to take up the project have been pruned to ten and a May 9, 2018 deadline set for the shortlisted contractors to present final quotes.
“We made a lot of progress. Right now, Joe Ghartey, the Minister of Railways Development, has his team with full hands on deck, moving forward with the high-speed rail project,” he revealed on Wednesday on current affairs programme, Upfront. He told show host, Malik Abass Daabu, that a 2021 deadline to the completion of two important phases of the project looks achievable because of the commitment the current administration has shown in the project.
“Investing in high-speed rails will transform Ghana from an underdeveloped country to a developed country,” he said. He said the trains, which will run on diesel, not electricity, will bring investment and accelerate growth exponentially.
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