Why Ghana cancelled rail MoU with China
Ghanaian Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, says he has cancelled the Memorandum of Understanding with the China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Nigeria Limited (CRCC-Nigeria) “for breach of confidentiality.”
He was dismissing an online publication with the headline ‘CRCC to construct 560km railway line for $2bn – same cost as 156KM Lagos -Ibadan rail’.
He acknowledged that CRCC-Nigeria expressed interest in supporting the ministry to develop and modernize Ghana’s railway network, particularly the Trans-ECOWAS line, which runs along the coast between Aflao, on the border with Togo, and Elubo on the border with Cote d’Ivoire.
He said the purpose of the MoU was for CRCC-Nigeria to undertake feasibility studies through the use of independent consultants.
falsehood. They know there is no truth in the allegation. The Ghanaian minister has disowned the story. He has said it’s all fiction. And when I asked him (the minister) how the story emanated, the same Cable claimed the Ghanaian minister is under pressure to deny the story.