June 26, 2024

Chairman of the Roads and Transport Committee Kennedy Osei Nyarko has noted that Government’s main idea of building the Boankra land port is to attract investors to also pump their money into building the Tema – Mpakadan Railways network to the port since government does not have enough money to fund both projects at the same time.

According to him heavy trucks hauling large containers by road destroy the country’s road network hence to avoid that the idea of the Eastern rail network came up.

In an interview, he pointed out that the Boankra inland port would save those coming from the Northern parts of the country traveling all the way to Tema port to carry their heavy containers.

And further pointed out that the last time he checked constructing the Mpakadan Railways to the inland port in Kumasi is not going to cost the country less than two million dollars and it could be more than that.

Hence the need to involve the private sector to invest since government cannot raise funds alone for this good initiative.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com