ACCRA, Ghana and Mexico have started discussions on exploring opportunities available in the transportation sector for mutual benefit.
Mexican Ambassadress to Ghana Maria de los Angeles Arriola Aguirre, who initiated the move when she called on Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, here Wednesday, said Mexico had a great deal of experience in the area of transportation and hoped that critical areas would be identified for urgent assistance for improvement.
Mexico, she said, could also learn from Ghana’s experiences in the process.
She said although Mexico had been one of Ghana’s trading partners for many years, it was yet to venture into the transport sector and it looked forward to fruitful partnerships.
She also used the opportunity to congratulate the Minister on his appointment, and also Ghana, on the occasion of the country’s 60th independence anniversary.
Asiamah, welcomed the initiative of the ambassadress, saying Ghana’s transportation sector faced numerous challenges, ranging from poor road networks, sub-standard vehicles, non-availability of quality spare parts, road safety education, lack of technical skills and personnel to a high rate of road accidents.
He said at present about 90 per cent of the public transportation system was in the hands of the private sector. However, the Metro-Mass Bus Transit system, which was being managed by the government to provide a cheaper alternative, was not working as well as expected.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK