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Damage to newly acquired train minor, repairs will be done in Ghana, says GRDA boss

Train from Poland

The Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) has said assessment of Ghana’s newly acquired train involved in an accident on Thursday will begin Friday (18 April).

The GRDA said initial assessment, however, reveals the damage to the train was a minor one.

Police have so far arrested the driver of a Hyundai truck with registration number GS 9018 – 20 for allegedly causing an accident involving a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line Thursday (18 April).

The police say a preliminary investigation has established that the suspect driver left the said vehicle unattended on the railway line, leading to a collision with the train.

Speaking to Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (19 April), the CEO of GRDA, Yaw Owusu said, “The good news is that the train can be repaired here in Ghana; there is no need to take it to Poland.”

“We are going to assess the level of damage to know how long it will take to repair the train,” Owusu added.

Listen to excerpt of the interview in the attached audio below:

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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