General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017Source: 3news.comRailway workers hail creation of Railway MinistryJoe Ghartey is the Minister-designate for Railways DevelopmentGhana Railway Workers Union has praised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for dedicating a ministry to the development of the railway sector. The President on Wednesday announced the second batch of Ministers at the Flagstaff House with the introduction of Ministry of Railways Development. The Ministry is similar to the one that existed under the erstwhile Kufuor administration from 2001 to 2008 as the Ministry of Ports, Harbours & Railways. Commenting on the creation of the Railway Ministry on Onua FM’s Ghana Dadwene, the General Secretary of the Ghana Railway Workers Union, Godwin Ntarmah, said they are happy over the creation because “it was part of his promise during the campaign to develop the railway sector and we hope his vision comes to pass”. He said the railway is dying and “so we should do something about so as soon as possible to bring back the western railway”.
January 11, 2017 20:20 UTC