Home General No allocation made for Sky train project in 2020 budget – Agbodza

No allocation made for Sky train project in 2020 budget – Agbodza


Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament, Governs Kwame Agbodza, is questioning the government’s means of funding the expected Accra Sky Train project.

Mr. Agbodza says though the Railway Minister, Joe Ghartey, has signed several memoranda to that effect, there is no money for the project.

Earlier this month, the government signed an agreement for the construction of the Accra SkyTrain Project on the sidelines of the African Investment Forum in South Africa.

The Member of Parliament for Adaklu says there is no master plan for the project.

“There is nothing in the budget to suggest that. Who wouldn’t like to have sky train? But where is the master plan and funding for it? The Minister has signed a lot of MoUs but have we seen him bring anything to Parliament? Nothing exists –that is the point. He is not being cynical; maybe the government doesn’t understand what it takes to build a railway line. It is hugely capital intensive that we can’t do with our budget. No investor is going to run to Ghana and invest millions of dollars in a railway without knowing when to recoup its investment. It is not as easy as that.”

He also advised the government to consider bringing the Railways Ministry under the Ministry of Transport as was the case before.

“I think the Railways Ministry shouldn’t even exist. That Ministry should be merged back to the Ministry of Transport. The same should be done to the Aviation Ministry. This is because the work there can be done by Deputy Ministers and Technocrats.”

The government had signed the Concession Agreement for the construction of the Accra SkyTrain Project.

The proposed initiative in Accra provides for the development of five routes, four of which are comprised of radial routes that originate at the proposed SkyTrain Terminal, at the heart of Accra, at a newly developed Kwame Nkrumah circle, and one route that provides an intra-city commuter loop distribution service, also emanating from Circle.

The Project envisages a total track length across all routes of 194 kilometres.

It is expected to ease the increasing road traffic congestion in Accra and boost economic activities in the capital city Accra.

Sky train project: ‘Don’t be cynical, we are daring to be different’ – Joe Ghartey
The Minister for Railway Development, Mr. Joe Ghartey has said that the cynicism the project has been met with, won’t deter his ministry’s resolve to ensure the Skyline project is realised in the best interest of Ghanaians.

According to him, Government is not paying for the feasibility of the project, but only liaising with other Government agencies to grant the company behind the Sky train project access to complete its feasibility studies for the project.

Mr. Ghartey likened the project to the building of the Akosombo dam by Ghana’s First President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah adding that, the dam was met with the same level of cynicism.

“Everything starts with an idea. When Kwame Nkrumah started Akosombo, they said it was a dream. We dare to be different. What it is, is that we are still going to negotiate in the best interest of Ghanaians,” he said.


  1. I simply want to tell you that I am beginner to weblog and actually savored this blog site. Probably I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with tremendous stories. Thanks a lot for revealing your website page.

  2. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping the same high-grade website post from you in the upcoming also. Actually your creative writing skills has inspired me to get my own site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  3. You are so cool! I don’t think I’ve read through a single thing like this before. So good to discover another person with some original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality.

  4. I discovered your blog internet site online and appearance several of your early posts. Always keep inside the really good operate. I simply additional your Rss to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading more from you finding out at a later date!…

  5. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own website now 😉

  6. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to write more on this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but usually people don’t talk about such issues. To the next! Cheers!

  7. Hello, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, terrific blog!

  8. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable information to paintings on. You’ve done a formidable activity and our whole group might be grateful to you.

  9. Thank you for sharing excellent informations. Your web-site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you¡¦ve on this website. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for more articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found just the information I already searched all over the place and simply could not come across. What a perfect web site.

  10. The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t fail me just as much as this particular one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, however I really believed you would have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something you could possibly fix if you weren’t too busy seeking attention.

  11. Excellent items from you, man. I’ve be mindful your stuff prior to and you are just extremely magnificent. I actually like what you have received here, really like what you are stating and the way through which you are saying it. You’re making it entertaining and you continue to care for to stay it wise. I cant wait to learn far more from you. That is actually a great web site.

  12. Hey there! I simply want to give you a big thumbs up for your great information you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  13. Fantastic blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any ideas? Thank you!

  14. The following time I learn a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to read, however I truly thought youd have something attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you may repair when you werent too busy on the lookout for attention.

  15. Hello there, I found your blog via Google while searching for a related topic, your website came up, it looks great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  16. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  17. Thank you for sharing excellent informations. Your site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this website. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found just the information I already searched all over the place and simply could not come across. What an ideal site.

  18. Good day I am so thrilled I found your site, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Digg for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a tremendous post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the superb job.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here