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  • Last year, September 10th, 2016, I posted an article about the ECG on my Facebook page that was later published on myghanalinks.com with the caption, "SELLING OURSELVES INTO 21ST CENTURY SLAVERY: THE REGRETTABLE NARRATIVE OF ECG."

  • He, however, believes that the fortunes of the ECG will improve with new management (concessionaire), infrastructure and the infusion of money from the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Compact Two.

    The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is currently losing about $8 million in its operations due to poor infrastructure, billing and transmission losses, the outgoing US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Robert Porter Jackson, has stated.

  • The PURC has therefore ordered the ECG to pay a total compensation of GH¢1, 927,620.45 to the 41,000 residential and non-residential customers within the affected districts.

    The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has ordered the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to pay compensation to pre-paid customers in Achimota, Korle-Bu, Dansoman and Kaneshie who were unable to buy credit for their meters in December last year.

  • The government through the Ministry of Finance and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited has suspended the concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited with immediate effect.

    The government through the Ministry of Finance and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited on Tuesday announced the suspension of the concession agreement with PDS with immediate effect.

  • The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu has asked residents of Kumasi in the Ashanti region to brace up for more power outages from now till the end of the year.

  • The Meralco Consortium is led by the Manila Electricity Company of Philippines, which covers a third of the Philippines and served a customer population in excess of six million.

    The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Thursday, said the handing-over of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to Meralco Consortium under the Private Sector Participation of the Power Compact II Agreement would come off on February 1.

  • The concessionaire, according to the agreement, is expected to inject an amount of US$580m into the distribution system during the first five years of the agreement period.

    The Board of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has stated that Manila Electric Company (Meralco) will officially take over the running of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) on February 27, 2019 under a 20-year concession agreement.

  • “It is important for Ghanaians to note that the government is committed to ensuring that all assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) are secure,” Mr Nkrumah assured.

    The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has frozen the bank accounts of Power Distribution Services (PDS) following the detection of anomalies in the bank guarantee it provided prior to the takeover of the assets of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

  • Dominique Kakou, CIE Managing Director reassured the Electricity Company of Ghana delegation that Côte d'Ivoire is still ready to support Ghana in this sector.

    Managing staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) made a 48-hour working visit to Côte d'Ivoire. Their aim was to draw inspiration from the economic model of Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Électricité (CIE), notably for power distribution. The two firms decided to strengthen their cooperation, in accordance with the commitments made by the leaders of the two countries, President Alassane Ouattara and President Nana Akufo-Addo.

  • Written By Kofi Koranteng - A commonly accepted thesis is that the scramble for Africa from about 1885 until the beginning of World War I was not of course the result of a rush on the part of European powers.

  • Dear President Akufo Addo,

    I listened to your Energy Minister speak at the National Policy Summit which was held this month. It reminds me of an American Jester’s oxymoronic quotation: “My mind is made up, and facts confuse me”. It also re-echoes a similar quotation in a novel, Alice in wonderland, which says, “Sentence him and find the evidence”. That is what the Minister did that day: finding faults already without evidence.

  • the Ghanaian local consortium holding the 51 per cent of the shares in PDS are TG Energy Solutions Limited (TG), a lead local consortium sponsor with 18 per cent, Santa Baron Ventures Limited (Santa), a local technical lead with 13 per cent, GTS Engineering Services Limited (GTS), a local financial lead with 10 per cent and ...

    There have been some speculations on the composition and credibility of the Ghanaian local consortium holding 51 per cent of the shares in the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited with some suggesting that a group of barbers at Osu in Accra are the ones behind it.

  • It is puerile to debate incessantly which government was responsible for the present problems. The challenges must be addressed by the present government and any apportioning of blame should serve the purpose of learning what to avoid and what to do.

    At a time when care of body would be so irksome and expensive and life itself not so pleasant, but for the good and generous medical care of former students and friends, I shudder at any increase in living costs.

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