Ghana’s Presidency has assured that the ongoing Tema-Mpakadan Railway project will be fully completed by the end of this year.
The project is 95 per cent complete, the seat of government said on Tuesday October 4.
In a tweet, the Presidency said this project, when completed, is expected to promote economic activity along its route while reducing traffic on the roads.
“By the end of 2022, the Tema-Mpakadan Railway project, which is now 95% finished, is anticipated to be completed. The project will promote economic activity along its route while reducing traffic on the roads,” the Jubilee House said.
The project is part of the Government of Ghana’s strategy to develop the country’s railway industry to improve its socioeconomic condition. Ghana aims to build more than 4,500km of railway track across the country.
The Tema-Mpakadan project is being built as part of a multi-modal transportation network designed to improve connectivity between Tema Port and the country’s northern regions. It is a component of the first phase of the 1,000km Ghana-Burkina Faso Railway Interconnectivity Project, which will build a railway line between the Port of Tema in Ghana and Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso.
Construction of the project began in July 2018 and is expected to be completed by December 2022. It was previously planned to be completed in 2021, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.