Mr. Miller has visited the beautiful and historic city of Accra, Ghana many times and agrees with the transportation ministry that the attractiveness of the city should not be marred by freeways, interchanges and confusing mass transportation hubs. Because of the singular desire to maintain the qualities that make Accra a prime destination for international tourists and retirees, Mr. E.J. Miller, President of IDC, formed Ghana Transit and Development Corporation (GTDC) investing not only his own time but hundreds of thousands of U.S. Dollars with the goal of bringing this Green Project to the worthy citizens of Ghana.
Mr. E.J. Miller worked non-stop through years of meetings negotiating the details of this project with the Former Minister of Transportation, The Honorable Mike Allen Hammah, and signed a landmark agreement in the summer of 2010. Mr. Ekram Miller, President of Intercontinental Development Corporation, in close partnership with GTDC has fully funded the feasibility studies into this landmark, 1.5 billion dollar, ecologically friendly, municipal development.
The Ghana Transit and Development Corporation (GTDC), directed by Mr. Ekram J. Miller, has planned this Monorail system as a Green Project intended to substantially reduce traffic congestion in the City of Accra through the use of electrical trains which will carry over 700,000 riders daily to start, and create up to 15,000 new jobs for Ghanaian citizens. Accra’s residents and visitors will notice the small footprint of the elevated system allows the maximum use of existing streets and walkways. Workers and residents alike will enjoy the same fast, easy and relaxing commute experienced by people in metropolitan areas worldwide.
To start, an 8 mile rail line with 16 stations will run from Osu Oxford Street to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. There are already plans for comfortable residential areas with shopping and theatres, world class hotels, business and conference centers along that route.
As the project expands, the Monorail will extend to popular destinations in Accra and the Greater Accra Region such as Independence Square, The National Museum, The University of Ghana at Legon, the Kotoka International Airport as well as the popular seaside resorts that dot Greater Accra’s pristine Atlantic Coast.
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Intercontinental Development Corporation is a Maryland , USA based corporation that is truly global in nature. Led by Mr. Ekram J. Miller, a gentleman with a world view that encompasses a deep, resounding respect for the planetary environment. E.J. Miller has made certain that his company, Intercontinental Development Corporation, is poised to help both established companies and new investors obtain capitalization to research, develop and build environmentally sound municipal projects. These types of large projects employ hundreds, if not thousands of workers, and, because of the technology involved, effect the barest minimum of stress upon the environment.