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Achimota railway being washed away by flood waters an act of God - Joe Ghartey

Comment: Railway lines were washed away by "act

.James Blackie
2020-06-15 19:11:36
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Achimota railway being washed away by flood waters

The Railway lines were originally opened for use in the late 1930s.We had lines running through thick tropical terrain from Takoradi-Sekondi through Tarkwa to Kumasi and from Kumasi ,through similar terrain, to Accra.We have had rains- very heavy- over all these years.Is the Minister telling Ghanaians that this downpour which washed away some lines are special and unprecedented?? Please come again,Sir. Ghanaians accept some of these explanatory statements without comment.But this one is just not on.
You reconstruct a narrow-gauge line for a few kilometres and you want that it was a solid good job, but that the " act of God" swept the line away.Please let the engineers give us a more credible reason.
We have not been given cogent reason why we are spending time and money to rehabilitate the archaic obsolete line now; and then at a layer date spend time and money to upgrade to modern gauge.Now, even the archaic one gets washed away at the first serious rain...Please come again...and fast
We Ghanaians deserve better!!!

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06-11 09:18
Railway lines were washed away by "act
.James Blackie
06-15 19:11