As free trade on the African continent becomes a reality, Ghana, one of the West African economic power houses is developing strategies to maximize her gains from this free trade agreement.
One of the main strategies the country has adopted is to develop internal railway lines to connect her regions and districts centres to the national capital and also advance external railway lines to link the country to all West African nations.
Already, Ghana has signed agreements with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Nigeria for a joint cost-benefit sharing for inter-country railway lines developments.
Whereas the construction of the rail line that is to connect Ghana and Nigeria is yet to begin, the connection between Ghana and the other three nations are in advance stages of construction.
Presently, the West African nation is building at least one industrial production plant in all her 254 local districts under a program called 1 District 1 Factory! Also, Ghana recently won her bid to become the Head Quarters of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Local engineers working day and night to advance Ghana’s railway development.
By connecting the local districts, regions, and regional nations through railway developments, Ghana aims at promoting efficient distribution of her industrial goods within the country and also increases her earnings from the regional and continental free trade areas.
The country is also aiming to becoming the centre of trade and industrial development in West Africa as a mean to sustain her recent gains in economic development.
Hopefully, Africa will soon reduce its excessive dependence on foreign goods, and hence, promotes sustainable development that will bring an improved life to the people.
Below are some of the real photos taken from an ongoing Ghana’s massive railway development across the country!