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#Presidential Encounter: Encroachers Threaten Rail Dev't – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo has said the activities of encroachers are threatening the smooth rehabilitation of the rail sector in Ghana.

He has therefore appealed to all Ghanaian to desist from actions that pose danger to the development of the sector.

“A major difficulty which could slow down the work of these exciting developments is the nuisance posed by encroachers. I want to take this opportunity to appeal again to all citizens to join and be part of this exciting development and place any hindrances in the path of bringing modern railways to our country,” the president said.

Addressing the press at the Presidential Encounter With The Media at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, he revealed that "Rehabilitation of the Achimota to intersection of the line is approximately 90 per cent complete and test runs have commenced. Work is ongoing on the Achimota to Accra Central section of the line and the Achimota to Nsawam section. I have been assured that these will be completed before the end of the year.”

“Ten existing passenger coaches have also been refurbished ready to be pressed into action when commuter services reopen on this line.”

He added: “We are not only rehabilitating the old narrow gauge line, I am happy to report that the procurement process is far advanced to develop a new standard gauge line on the astern railway line and others to have a network that covers a whole country."