Press Release

ECG honours World Bank, JICA and others as it celebrates 50th anniversary

  • Feb 27, 2018
  • Electricity Company

The Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) has rewarded the World Bank, Japanese International Cooperation Agency(JICA) and African Development Bank(AFDB) as well as some Ghanaian companies with plaques for their contribution towards the growth of the company since its existence about fifty years ago.

While the World Bank, JICA and AFDB were awarded for providing technical support and building capacity of ECG staff towards ensuring efficiency in the distribution network, Reroy Cables Limited, Tropical Cables Limited, Nexan Cables Limited and Dupaul Wood were awarded for supplying quality cables and electric poles for the expansion of power distribution to customers.

The state power distribution company also rewarded the Volta River Authority(VRA), GCB Bank, Ghana Electrical Contractors Association, Public Utilities Workers Union(PUWU)and Mr Emmanuel Okine, a former ECG staff who retired in 2017 after working with the company for 43 years for the various roles they played in bringing the ECG this far.

At a dinner and awards ceremony to climax the 50th anniversary of ECG, the Managing Director of ECG, Ing. Samuel Boakye Appiah explained that the awards are in recognition of the various contributions by the awardees in transforming the ECG to its current state.

He said, “for me, it is proper and fair that ECG rewards stakeholders for their contributions in the form of sharing ideas, suggestions, and offering technical support.”

He used the opportunity to commend all former and serving staff of the ECG who have toiled over the years and are still working hard to deliver on the mandate of providing quality, reliable and safe electricity services to support the economic growth and development of Ghana.

Speaking to Oman News in an interview, Managing of ECG Ing. Samuel Boakye Appiah, noted that the company had taken steps to improve its customer services.

“Now we’re upgrading our customer service system to ensure that there is efficiency in our service delivery. We have opened more customer service centers over the past few years. Our aim is by making sure that customers do not travel far before they can access our services.

“We’re introducing innovation in our service and very soon customers who have mobile phones can use their phone to reload credit on their card without traveling to customer service centers to do so,” he stated.