Jobs will be created and the economy will grow as a result of investments in railroads.

 Jobs will be created and the economy will grow as a result of investments in railroads. Railroads are an important mode of transportation that also have lower operating costs. They are able to move very large loads of goods and are also able to do so at a low cost, which makes it easier for domestic and international trade.

Additionally, the railway industry has proven to be one of the safest, most comfortable, and most dependable means of transportation for connecting towns and villages and ensuring that businesses contribute positively to economic growth. The 945-kilometer rail system that Ghana used to transport goods from the hinterland to the ports is a legacy of the colonial government. The system begins in the middle of the country, where the colonial masters extracted various minerals and harvested timber for export to the southern sector, specifically the Takoradi Port.

The framework is, hence, settled around mineral and wood-creating regions like Kumasi, Konongo, Nsuta, Prestea, Huni Valley, Abosso, Bibiani to Takoradi, and Tema, both port urban areas. It goes without saying that the industry also provided employment for a large number of people and facilitated the generation of many more outside of the industry. The Ghana Railway Company (GRC) still has approximately 1,400 employees and operates fewer than ten diesel-powered trains at any given time.

According to Mr. Joe Ghartey, the Minister of Railways Development, only 64 kilometers of the nearly 1,000 kilometers of railway lines left by the colonial masters are operational. The Daily Graphic believes that investments and a lack of maintenance are to blame. The Daily Graphic is concerned that the GRC continues to retain a large number of employees despite the absence of the equipment they are supposed to use, the rail engines and coaches, despite the government's efforts to attract investors to the sector.

If a company doesn't go out of business, it will have a hard time staying in business if it has a large workforce and little work. Since the GRC is a state-owned business, the only reason it is still operating is that the state cannot afford to pay a severance package in light of the pitiful revenue the company generates.

The Daily Graphic asks the GRC management to be creative in finding resources to carry out basic maintenance in order to keep trains on track in the absence of the necessary investments and the government's inability to raise funds to fund redundancies. Given that they receive paychecks every month but produce little, the employees must feel underpaid. An inventive and decided labor force will bring their own fate into their hands, consider out the crate and address a portion of the essential difficulties that face them.

The Everyday Realistic likewise wishes to compliment the College of Mines and Innovation (UMaT) in Tarkwa for consenting to foster courses in rail lines to refine the present status of the rail area. If the GRC had modern trains, engines, and coaches, we can imagine that even more hands would have been needed to help.

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