Rail transportation is without a doubt the most convenient

 Rail transportation is without a doubt the most convenient, secure, and safest means of moving people and goods throughout many developed and developing nations worldwide. However, regular maintenance of our rail tracks is necessary. Given their large populations, rail transportation has been extremely beneficial in nations like India and China. India's diverse population is brought together by its railway system, which creates cultural, social, and economic patterns of life from the north to the south and from the east to the west.

Over 10 billion trips are made annually on the Chinese railway system, which is thought to be the country's primary mode of transportation. The Gold Coast Civil Service, which had its headquarters in Sekondi, was responsible for establishing the railway system in Ghana in 1898. After the Takoradi Harbour was built, it was moved to Takoradi, primarily to transport cocoa and minerals from the mainland to the harbor for shipment to Europe.

When compared to other modes of transportation, the railway system is not only the least expensive but also the most secure because there are fewer chances of accidents and breakdowns. Except for a 30-kilometer double track on the Western line connecting Takoradi and Manso, Ghana's current system is mostly single track. The best way to describe rail transportation over the course of time is as a death trap. With the massive encroachment of the rail lines, even at the railway stations, regular maintenance is virtually nonexistent. The stations in Accra and Kumasi have lost their significance.

While traveling, trains do not, admittedly, encounter traffic jams. When compared to traveling in a car or bus, they are also more comfortable and faster. However, the news that about 100 passengers on a train traveling from Tema to Accra were thrown into a state of shock yesterday when the train deviated from its tracks at the Alajo train station is not only troubling but also provides a summary of the state of our railway system.

If we are going to move forward, The Daily Graphic believes that the time has come for us to prioritize our needs. We are all aware of the advantages of rail travel. It has proven to be extremely efficient as the primary mode of transportation for workers traveling to and from work elsewhere. Why don't we put a little more money into the rail industry so that we can also take advantage of the convenience and low cost of reliable rail transportation?

The Daily Graphic commends President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for appointing a rail sector minister. We would like to bring the difficulties to the sector minister, Mr. Joe Ghartey,'s attention and urge him to immediately begin reviving the sector, which is nearly dead. We don't need to remind him that the industry has a lot of potential for the nation's economic growth and advancement.

Throughout Ghana's 60-year history, many people remember the crucial times when the railway industry helped move people between the network's three corners and the communities nearby. Not only were the various railway stations economic beehives, but they also served as transportation hubs for people. For instance, students enjoyed the "rail romance" on their way to school. The Daily Graphic hopes that Mr. Ghartey and his team will try to get money to fix the rail industry so they can do more to build the country.

Farewell Paapa Yankson

One of Ghana's music legends, Paapa Yankson, who passed away on July 21 was laid to rest last Saturday. Fortunately, the plans for his burial service achieved no show like we have seen with a portion of our characters, and the Performers Association of Ghana (MUSIGA), teamed up well with the family to give him a goodbye befitting his status.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo,'s attendance at the funeral was very touching, and we're sure that the musician's family really appreciated it. To pay their last respects, our celebrities from every sector of the creative arts industry were also present, as is customary. Paapa Yankson put in his time to Ghanaian music and was a commendable minister of Highlife music with a vocation that spread over around forty years and delivered evergreen tunes like 'Tsena Me Nkyen', 'Okukuseku', 'Otan Hun', 'Gye Me', 'W'ara Akefa Aba', 'Bebia Odo Wo', 'Gyae Saa Ye,' 'Wo Yere Na Wo Maame' and some more.

He was quite possibly the most productive musician and cherished the stage, performing even as his well-being deteriorated. It was consequently suitable that his farewell was done well with every one of the regards paid to such a fine performer. In spite of the fact that he has been covered, his demise likewise restores a long-running issue; caring for our elderly musicians. We as a whole realize that under ordinary conditions, the performers should deal with themselves however for veterans like Paapa Yankson whose professions started when the scene was not quite as rewarding as today, some type of help was not awkward.

While MUSIGA's support of older musicians is commendable, much more needs to be done to ensure that our veterans, who are institutions, are cared for. Government necessities to set up an asset that will uphold the business and give the artists a cushion when times get harsh. Showbiz does not advocate feeding our musicians, but a little help can go a long way. We offer support to Paapa Yankson's family and ask the Lord to grant him rest. Thank you, Paapa Yankson.

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