Staff of ECG calls for removal of their MD over mismanagement
Some Staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) are demanding the immediate removal of their Managing Director, Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu from office over alleged mismanagement of the company.
The staff said they took the decision at a joint National Executive Committee held last Friday at the ECG Training School in Tema.
They also alleged that several petitions to Mr Agyeman-Budu to involve its rank and file in revenue mobilisation since 2020 have been ignored.
The workers claim the MD’s continuous stay at post would collapse the electricity distribution company, saying “he is grossly deficient when it comes to matters relating to administrative and corporate governance”.
They also accused the MD of breaching procurement processes.
“A clear example is the award of contracts of some Six (6) substations where the recommendations of the evaluation committee were sidestepped and awarded to other companies,” the Junior and Senior Staff Union said in a statement.
“The Union decries the alarming rate at which the company’s technical and commercial losses are galloping. A conservative estimate puts the current system loss figure at over 34% as at February 2021, and there are no concrete strategies in place to bring them down in the short and medium term,” the statement added.
They therefore warned that if their concerns were not addressed by Friday, April 23, 2021, they will advise themselves.