Ghanaians react after gov’t announces free train rides in January 2019


Some Ghanaians have expressed their anger after news of free train rides in January 2019 was announced by the acting managing director of the Ghana Railway Company Limited, John Essel.

As part of the activities lined up to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the company, Essel revealed that there will be free services for rail commuters from January 8 to 19 2019 on the Tema-Accra line. He added that the company will charge a flat rate of GHC5 per train ride after January 19, 2019.

The acting managing director also took the opportunity to apologize to Ghanaians for the company’s inability to commence the Accra-Nsawam shuttle service before the end of 2018 as planned.

He explained that there was the need for additional work to be done on the Kotoku-Nsawam section of the line to strengthen the structural integrity of the track.

Essel further noted that there was also the need to deal with encroachment and remove unauthorised level crossings

Hi announcement however didn’t receive the expected reaction from some Ghanaians, who expressed their reservations about the intent

Timgad wondered why Ghanaians won’t hide their shame.

The Ghana Railway Company Limited will run free services for rail commuters from January 8 to 19 on the Tema-Accra line as part of its 120th Anniversary Celebration.

Posted by Citi 97.3 FM on Sunday, January 6, 2019

Timothy Gad Timgad 120yrs and you happy with your current state, you won’t hide your shame mpo!!

1 Reply216 hours ago

To Yamyeogo, it is simply a waste.
Abdul Rauf Yamyeogo From January 8 to 19? What kind of waste is that, this is the beginning of another failure of rail sector, you don’t waste money like in a serious organization that is coming back from collapse

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Eric Pobee
Are we serious as country? look at how African youth responding to NDC and NPP and who started and who is finishing. Whilst other African countries are already  See More

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