By Alfred K. Dogbey
The Minister of Transport, Dzifa Aku Attivor, has fulfilled yet another government policy by acquiring three water buses to be operated on the Volta Lake.
The acquisition of the buses, is part of safety measures to lessen frequent boat accidents on the lake.
The three buses, arrived in the country and are currently at the Tema Harbour, where they were last Wednesday, inspected by the Transport Minister and her deputy, Mrs. Joyce Bawa Mogtari.
The cost for each of the buses is estimated at $867,000 dollars, raising the total cost for the three to approximately US$2.6million.
Madam Dzifa Attivor, after the inspection told the media that the buses would be moved to Akosombo, where engineers would work on it and put
some finishing touches to it before moving them unto water.
The Herald gathered that, one of the buses would be taken to Kpando in the Volta Region, while the second one would be sent to another location to operate in the communities along the Volta Lake.
She said, the purchase of these buses form part of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government’s policies to transform the transport sector, particularly on the Volta Lake, which has recorded huge number of deaths as a result of faulty boats, which are mostly overloaded.
The Minister and her deputy, were taken round to inspect the water buses by the Director General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA),
Richard A.Y. Anamoo.