The Ghana Railway Development Authority says it will petition Parliament to pass a legislation that limits the tonnage of goods that can be transported via roads.
Earlier this week, the Authority signed a five hundred-million-dollar contract for the development of the Western Rail line.
Speaking to Citi Business News, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Railway Development Authority, Richard Diedong Dombo, emphasized the benefits of the project to the sector, and says the introduction of the legislation would among other things ensure the longevity of the country’s road network.
Government in November 2019, already announced that it was going to channel resources to fix many of the country’s deplorable roads as many roads in parts of the country have become a challenge to citizens.
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, during the 2020 budget presentation to Parliament said the government has also been able to mobilize the financing for over 150 roads nationwide.
He announced that government projects to spend GH¢9.3 billion, equivalent to 2.3 per cent of GDP on selected infrastructure projects across the country next year.