Presidential hopeful of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has assured the people of Western Region that when voted into power he will ensure that the country’s railway network is modernised to meet the demand of the 21st century.
He said this while addressing separate rallies at Kwesimintsim and Mpohor in the region as part of his campaign tour ahead of the December 7 polls.
He told enthusiastic crowd that his government will fix all the abandoned rail lines in the region and across Ghana.
The PPP leader also promised to build subways with high speed trains that have WiFi, device charging ports and are friendly to persons with disabilities when he is given the nod to govern this country for the next four years.
Dr. Nduom disclosed to the people that he was still waiting for a response from the transport ministry after sending a request proposal through his company, Groupe Nduom (GN), to the ministry to allow his Groupe construct a rail line from Accra to Takoradi.
“I have begun preparing the way for an effective rail system in Ghana. I have seen it in the US. I board it when moving around whenever I’m in America. They are comfortable and can be replicated in the Western Region,” he said.
The PPP flag-bearer who was elated by cheers of the crowd told them that a PPP government under his watch will establish a chocolate drink factory in the region to absorb the tons of cocoa harvested in the area while creating jobs for thousands of people.
In this regard Dr. Nduom entreated the people not to waste their votes by voting for either President John Dramani Mahama of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) or Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Instead, he urged them to vote for him and all the PPP parliamentary candidates who occupy number one position on the ballot paper and him as President and number 4 on the presidential ballot.
Also at Mpohor in the Wassa East constituency, Dr. Nduom assured the people of good schools, health facilities, markets and factories to end post-harvest losses.
He used the opportunity to present football jerseys, footballs and special prizes to pupils who participated in a football gala which was organised for three circuits in Mpohor Wassa.