Swiss Ambassador, Gerhard Brugger is urging Ghana to take a cue from how his country utilized Public Private Partnership (PPP) in turning around the fortunes of its railway sector.

Out of the 947-kilometer stretch of railway, only 130 kilometres is operational for both freight and passenger services in Ghana.

Government has therefore initiated plans to modernise the railway network by partnering private investors due to its economic benefits as a more efficient means of transport.

Speaking with Joy Business, Mr Brugger said Switzerland offers a lot of lessons for Ghana in the provision and maintenance of, especially railway infrastructure.

He said goods have to be exported faster than usual adding “there is a lot of potential for the PPP because the private sector is the carrier of ideas.”

“Government by definition should govern and not involve itself in running companies as it doesn’t have the management capabilities,” he added.

Mr Brugger said involving the private sector is the really the key to many solutions that are needed and seen as becoming important for Ghana.

“I absolutely salute the fact that PPP is an initiative that we are going to see more of,” he noted.

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