The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has officially launched its 50th Anniversary celebration in a brief ceremony at their head office in Accra.
The celebration which is under the theme, ‘50 years of powering the socio-economic growth and development of Ghana’ involves series of activities dedicated to the month of February to show appreciation to patrons nationwide.
Speaking at the launch, Managing Director of Electricity Company of Ghana, Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah outlined numerous accomplishments of the organization since its inception in 1967.
He mentioned some achievements ranging from their ability to recover from the 2012-2016 power outages which tainted the company’s image drastically, to training engineers from Afghanistan on the recommendation of the World Bank.
“Over the past 50 years, ECG has chalked major successes and also gone through various challenges. By far, the worst challenge in recent memory was the protracted power crisis of 2012-2016. With the necessary political, financial and technical interventions, the crisis was resolved last year and ECG is back on its feet,” he said.
“In recognition of the valuable human capital we have created over the past 50 years, Engineers from Afghanistan were trained by ECG on the recommendation of the World Bank in the last quarter of 2017. During the same period, the Rwandan Electricity Board visited ECG to learn about best Utility Practices,” he added.
Board member of the Bank of Ghana, Mr. Keli Gadzekpo commended the Company for working tirelessly over the years to provide Ghanaians with adequate power supply and advised that they shouldn’t expect appreciation from Ghanaians for their good work done.
He mentioned that although the company went through major challenges some few years back, they managed to bounce back stronger making their effective production manifest in the current state of power supply in the country.