Deputy Transport Minister Says Akufo-Addo’s Government Will Introduce Electric Trotro’s In Ghana Soon

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Hassan Tampuli has disclosed that the government is developing a plan to procure electric-powered transport for the nation.

He said the move is the policy being initiated by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government to augment transportation in the country.

Taxi and Trotro OMG
Taxi and Trotro OMG

Speaking at a forum organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Accra, he said: “We are currently developing an e-mobility policy to guide the deployment and scaling up of electric vehicles in the country”.

He announced:

“We are also working assiduously to introduce the first-ever battery-powered electric buses for public transportation in Accra”.

“We attend conferences elsewhere in other countries and all the buses that are used are electric vehicles”, he observed, wondering: “How long is Ghana going to wait before we also start getting into that space?”

At the same event, Mr Tampuli, while speaking on some measures being put in place to improve Ghana’s transportation sector, said the government is working at having a national air carrier while strengthening the rail lines, sear and airports.

“We have embarked on massive infrastructure developments to improve all our seaports, airports and railway connectivity”, he noted.

“Currently, two of our regional domestic airports in Kumasi and Tamale are being upgraded into international status”, he updated.

“We have also set out to establish a national airline with a private strategic partner to support our vision of positioning Ghana as an aviation hub of West Africa and beyond”, he reported.

“The national airline will, in no doubt, boost the objective of the AfCFTA,” he stated.


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