Ghana Railways Company vow to punish ‘unpatriotic’ rail track stealers


The Ghana Railways Company Limited has issued a stern warning to persons who have made it their preoccupation to steal rail lines (tracks) and steel sleepers belonging to the company to desist from such irresponsible and unpatriotic behaviour immediately.

“The unfortunate behaviour of these miscreants has gone a long way in thwarting the efforts of the Government of Ghana in revamping the railway sector in the country,” a statement issued by the company and signed by its acting Managing Director, Dr Ing. Michael Adjei Anyetei, lamented.

The statement further warned that those involved in stealing rails, steel sleepers, and other railway materials would severely be dealt with by law enforcement agencies when caught.

The company noted that the railway line is a national asset. Therefore, it is an offence for any unauthorized persons to remove any railway material from railway premises without authorization.

“[We are] using this medium to inform the general public to consider the President’s call on Ghanaians to become citizens and not spectators by reporting any individual who is caught stealing or in possession of any piece of railway line, steel sleeper or materials either to the company’s Chief Security Superintendent; Marine, Ports & Railways Police or the nearest police station.”

The Management of Ghana Railway Company Limited also appealed to the media and the general public to assist the company in performing its core function by providing effective, reliable, safe passenger and freight transportation to the country by serving as a watchdog in the fight against these “unpatriotic” and “unscrupulous” persons who are bent on destroying the rail sector in this country.