Ghana’s Railways Minister, Peter Amewu has said that government has not intended to commence any sky train project.
According to the minister, government would not be able to fund the project if it decided to introduce sky trains in Ghana because it is even struggling to fund the ongoing railway projects.
Mr. Amewu said this while speaking in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM.
“The sky train that we are talking about is the one that is going to run on columns in the sky like the ones you see in Dubai but no agreement has been signed.
“It is not possible to be done now. I don’t see any sky train being done in the next 3-4 years. There is not going to be any Sky train in the country. It is not possible,” he stated.
“Rail construction takes a lot of time and it is also capital intensive. A kilometer of a railway line is about four to five times the cost of building a concrete infrastructure in terms of building an asphaltic road.
“So considering the fiscal space that we have in the country, facilities to absorb it is becoming problematic for the government and you know our current debt to GDP which is in excess of 70%,” he said.