The Electricity Company of Ghana ECG, over the weekend held a dinner and an Awards night to climax the month-long celebration of the company’s 50 years of dedicated service to Ghana.
The program was launched in January to commemorate five decades of the existence of the state power producer under the theme “50 Years of Powering the Socio-Economic Growth and Development of Ghana”.
The event brought together current and past Managing Directors, Board Chairmen and Members, representatives of the ministries of Energy and finance, staff of ECG, staff of Volta River Authority VRA and other partners.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, the Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana, Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah, said they have achieved greater heights over the years despite the challenges they face.
“These challenges, notwithstanding we shall focus on executing our mandate by prudently investing in various modernization projects. To this end, we will continue with the smart prepayment metering expansion programs, introduce electronic payment platforms, install geographic information system GIS, improve system reliability and ultimately enhance customer satisfaction.”
He further assured the general public and staff of ECG that the concession will prioritize their interest by ensuring quality service delivery and zero job losses.
On his part, the Chairman of the ECG Board, Keli Gadzkpo, said the board will give the necessary support to the company in ensuring that Ghana gets a better deal in the concession of ECG.
Awards were presented to donors and development partners, banks and other financial institutions, manufacturers, power producer and several others who are key stakeholders of ECG.
The awardees include: JICA, World Bank, AFDB, Ghana Commercial Bank Limited, Volta River Authority, Nexans Kablemetal Ghana Limited, Dupaul Wood, Byes and Ways Limited, A T Kearney BV, Tropical Cables Limited, and the Public Utilities Workers Union, PUWU.