The Board of Directors of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has appointed Engineer Jones Ofori-Addo, to act as Managing Director of the company following the statutory age retirement of Kwame Agyeman–Budu, until a substantive appointment is made.
Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu, was appointed as the Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana on 3 November 2019, having served as the Deputy Managing Director of the company.
Agyeman–Budu, took over from Engineer Samuel Boakye-Appiah, who was directed to vacate his post after serving for almost 3 years.
Engineer Jones Ofori–Addo, until his new appointment as Acting Managing Director of ECG, was the Deputy Managing Director responsible for sales, customer service and finance.
In a circular numbered 2022/139, dated 12 May 2022 and signed by Ms Cynthia Amartey, the Director in-charge of Human Resources at ECG, the appointment of Mr Jones Ofori–Addo, takes effect from the 13 May 2022.
“All Staff are expected to give him the maximum support in the discharge of his duties,” the circular copied to all Directors, General Managers, Supervisors, the General Secretary/PUWU, among others, stated.
The Electricity Company of Ghana is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Ghana. The Company was incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 in February 1997.
It began as the Electricity Department on 1st April 1947 and later became the Electricity Division in 1962. It was subsequently converted into Electricity Division in 1962.
ECG, as it is currently called, was subsequently converted into Electricity Corporation of Ghana by NLC Decree 125 in 1967.
In July 1987, the Volta River Authority set up the Northern Electricity Department (NED), which took over from ECG, the responsibility of the management of electric power distribution in Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.
The Company is responsible for the distribution of electricity in nine (9) operational regions in the southern part of Ghana namely, Accra East, Accra West, Tema, Eastern, Central, Volta, Western, Ashanti and Sub-Transmission, which are further decentralized into eighty-eight (88) operational districts.