The Ghana Railway Company Limited has congratulated veteran politician, Mr Joe Ghartey on his fifth consecutive election as Member of Parliament for the Essikado-Ketan Constituency in the Western Region.
Mr Ghartey out of 52,392 votes cast, polled 24,701 to win the race. His closest contender, the National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate, Grace Ayensu-Danquah polled 24,527 votes while the candidate of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) polled 629 votes.
In a statement signed by its Acting Managing Director, John Essel, the Ghana Railway Company Limited said it was proud of the accomplishments and contributions of Mr Ghartey who is the Minister of Railways Development.
“We know you’ve worked hard to reach this point and we are so happy that you’ve been recognized by your constituents for your accomplishments. It is well deserved,” the statement said.
“We offer you our wholehearted support in your future endeavours as the sector minister of Ministry of Railways Development (MoRD), and we also hope for your personal future success.”
“You dreamed big, you worked hard and you have earned the recognition which came with your re-election. We are proud of you, of your accomplishments, and of the contributions that your leadership represent,” it said, adding that “you have our best wishes for your future success.”
The veteran politician was first elected Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan Constituency In 2004 during the reign of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
He moved on to retain the seat in 2008. In 2012, he won the seat for the third time and won his fourth term bid in 2016.
Mr Ghartey is an experienced lawyer, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and a Christian by faith.
Read the entire statement below;