Last Updated on October 25, 2021 by Admin
Work will soon begin on a 51km Obuasi to Aduaben railway line which will connect Obuasi to Kaase in the Kumasi Municipality. According to Nana Kwame Owusu Ansah, Deputy Director, Projects Development of the Ghana Railway work will commence immediately after completion of the Social and Economic Impact Assessment.
Nana Kwame Owusu Ansah also lifted the lid on strides made by Government to revamp the railway sector at a stakeholders meeting held in Obuasi to discuss concerns regarding the project activities and address related issues.
He said between 2016 to 2017, the Sekondi to Kojokrom railway line was completed whiles work is still ongoing on the Kojokrom from Manso to Huni Valley ( Western line) railway line.
He added that Government has so far awarded contract for the construction of Kumasi to Kaase railway line to David Walter Limited whiles the railway line from Obuasi to Kaase has been awarded to AFCONS Construction Limited, this was after the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday 30th September 2020 cut sod for work to commence on the 83.5-kilometre standard gauge railway line from Kumasi to Obuasi, as part of the new Western Line being constructed.
Nana Kwame Owusu Ansah solicited the support of stakeholders to make the construction processes successful.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi Honorable Elijah Adansi-Bonah who was present at the meeting disclosed that Obuasi’s economy stands to gain massively from the revamping of the railway sector.
He further lauded the President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his resolve to resurrect the Railway sector in the country. He said ” Our President is a visionary leader who is committed to spread development across all the sectors of the country. The President deserves a lot of commendations”.
The District Chief Executive for Obuasi East District Honorable Faustina Amissah also praised the President for revamping the Railway sector and advised Assembly members to collaborate fully with the contractors of the project AFCONS Infrastructural Limited during the processes leading to construction and the actual construction phase.
She also mentioned that the redevelopment of the railway sector will enhance trading activities in the mining town and also serve as alternative transport system which will reduce the pressure on roads in both the Obuasi East and the Obuasi Municipality.
Present at the stakeholders meeting were SAL CONSULT, Consultant for the project, TEAM ENGINEERING also a consultant for the project , team from AFCONS Infrastructural Limited , Heads of Department from both Obuasi Municipal and the Obuasi East District Assembly as well as Assembly members from the two districts.
By: OMA / ISD