The National Security is to set to conduct an audit into all properties belonging to the Ghana Railway Company Limited, Railway Minister, Ghartey has revealed.
The audit, according to Mr Ghartey, is to help identify persons who have, over the years, stolen properties belonging to the railway entity.
The minister has also stated his resolve to punish everyone who may be found culpable after the audit process, saying such persons will be made to face the full rigours of the law.
“I want to use this stage to send a friendly warning to the people who are stealing railway property that your time will catch up with you and when that happens, there will be no mercy,” the minister warned.
“It has come to our notice that some workers of railways are giving out grants to people near the railway station to trespass,” he noted further.
Mr Joe Ghartey said his outfit’s attention has been drawn to massive thievery at the rail company, prompting the decision to engage the National Security to help the government take stock of all existing possessions of the ailing company so it can strategise on how to revamp the sector.
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“What is happening is that as we are trying to preserve the state’s assets, some people are actively stealing. I have the figure from National Security but don’t want to say it and I have asked the railways to also give me the figure when we finish the audit, we will know where we are, [when the entire audit is done]” he explained on Starr FM monitored by Adomonline.com.