AGENDA FOR MAHAMA SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT’S BID TO RELEASE ECG ON CONCESSION

​PRESS RELEASE :                    .

Considering arguments from experts having pointed to the needed release of the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG on a concession

in-line with Public Private Partnership (PPP) in bid to shore up

Electricity Company of Ghana’s Management Mandate to the state and for

that matter the good people of Ghana, we at Agenda For Mahama – AFM

supports that idea.

However, what we need to put out clear is the fact that Electricity of

Ghana has accepted this position but with the complaint that, the

twenty five (25) years was in excess.

We all know that, like in the case of privatization of state

enterprises or institutions like Ghana Telecom now Vodafone, so

Electricity Company of Ghana’s position is well understood. They would

want to protect their jobs or to put it in a better form they needed

job security in times like this. And this should be understood by all

of us however a careful introspective as done by AFM’s research desk

on ECG agrees that, government’s action at this time is the one that

will bring sanity to the Electricity Company of Ghana and same;

rebrand it to become competitive amongst its peers.

Again, we all know that ECG is over staffed and despite this, they

continue to employ people with only ‘Birth Certificates’ and these

people after gaining employment, now tries to acquire the needed

qualifications to justify their employment. This is unfortunate.

The continues operation of ECG in isolation means continues

justification of wastage in their own system. This will not guarantee

value for money.

These are some of the factors that are forcing government to bring

about the PPP policy to ensure there is sanity within ECG that in all

means will guarantee efficiency.

When you see ECG vehicles across the country, one wonders if these

vehicles are needed for their operations and you think that under a

PPP programme, they will continue to waste our resources? a big NO.

Change is difficult and so we do not expect this policy to come easy

at all. It is surprising that after series of consultations with ECG,

threats of plunging the entire nation into darkness on Friday as being

paraded around by some staff of the company wouldn’t be needed

considering the security implications of that planned act.

What we have realized is that, government’s action would strengthen

and improve corporate governance and management, invest in the needed

infrastructure to expand services, reduce loses and improve upon

quality of service delivery.

Finally what we all need to know is that, the offer of ECG on

concession forms part of conditions that Ghana must meet before it

begins accessing the $ 500 Million Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC)

from the US government.

On this note, we are urging government to go ahead with the policy for

the betterment of all of us.

Our institutions must be made to work so the poor Ghanaian benefits!

God Bless Ghana

Thank you.
Signed:

Kofi Adzivor,

Convener

0244-448805
Christopher Ankou

Director of Communications

0549-199090.

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