Rail Connection to the WestPark

Today, the Ministry for Railway Development and the WestPark committed to a collaboration to further improve logistics infrastructure in the Western Region by connecting the Western Railway to the WestPark, which would enhance the integration of the park with the Takoradi Port while also offering a convenient and cost-effective connection to the resource-rich areas of the Western Region.

The Minister for Railway Development, Hon. Joe Ghartey, WestPark’s President, Paulo Cruz, and BlackIvy’s West Africa, Director Alex Canfor-Dumas, exchanged the executed copies of the Memorandum of Understanding that sets out the collaboration.

At the occasion, Hon. Joe Ghartey stressed that the MOU is “part of the Government’s strategy to better connect Ghana’s vast resources with efficient production hubs, such as the WestPark, for processing and manufacturing to enhance local value addition.”

WestPark:

The WestPark is a 405-acre commercial, industrial and residential development in a strategic location in Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana. The mixed-use development addresses the challenges – including access to reliable power, water, transport and telecommunications – that often confront companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides modern and reliable infrastructure to its tenants. The WestPark offers custom-built warehouses, factories, offices, and retail space to its tenants in conjunction with business development services to ease their entry into one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Ministry of Railway Development:

The Ministry of Railway Development of Ghana was created with the core responsible to ensure and increase infrastructural growth and service delivery in Ghana’s transport sector to help ease pressure on the other means of transport. Led by the Minister, Hon. Joe Ghartey, the ministry is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring quality, effective and secure means of traveling and transporting goods and services within Ghana and the neighbouring countries.