Ghana’s first Railway University shall be ready to offer technical training and award of degree certificates for persons interested in building capacities and knowledge in the railway industry, Minister for Railway Development Joe Ghartey has hinted. Government though the Ministry of Railway Development has taken a strategy investment decision as part of the revitalization of the railway sector to rehabilitate the old railway training school in “Location”, Essikado, to develop skills that would be needed to man the industry.
According to the Mr. Joe Ghartey, the need infrastructure have all been secured and that government is awaiting on the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa (UMaT) to initiate and complete the necessary accreditation processes.
“As far as the infrastructure work is concerned, we have finished rehabilitating the railway training school and we are ready to take students this year.
“The University will concentrate on infrastructure and railway development” he added.
Mr Joe Ghartey argued that the relevance of the establishment of the Railway University to academia and local economy can never be underestimated.
“The railway sector would be worth over $30 billion. And indeed, Fiche has said that the in the next decade the most developed in Ghana will come from the railway sector. We need Ghanaians over the sector and look after it. And that is why we are establishing this university” he clarified.
Mr. Joe Ghartey made these remarks yesterday, at a durbar held to climax the 2019 MTN- Essikado Kuntum Festival of the Essikado Traditional area.