Railway Company congratulates Joe Ghartey on parliamentary victory

 The Ghana Railway Company Limited has congratulated Mr Joe Ghartey on his fifth consecutive election as the Member of Parliament for the Essikado-Ketan Constituency in the Western Region.

Out of 52,392 votes cast, Mr Ghartey polled 24,701 to clinch victory in the December 7 polls.

His closest contender, the National Democratic Congress' parliamentary candidate, Grace Ayensu-Danquah, polled 24,527.

The candidate of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) polled 629.

In a statement signed by its Acting Managing Director, John Essel, the Ghana Railway Company Limited said “we know you’ve worked hard to reach this point and we are so happy that you’ve been recognised by your constituents for your accomplishments. It is well-deserved.”

According to the statement, “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,” the Ghana Railway Company told Mr Ghartey.

“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.”

Mr Ghartey was first elected MP for Essikado-Ketan Constituency in 2004 during the reign of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

He retained the seat in 2008.

In 2012, he won the seat for the third time.

He won his fourth term bid in 2016.

Mr Ghartey is a lawyer and has served as former Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

He is presently the Minister for railway development.