Deputy Minister for Energy Assumes Role as ECG Board Chairman

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Deputy Minister for Energy Assumes Role as ECG Board Chairman

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Deputy Minister for Energy Assumes Role as ECG Board Chairman

Deputy Minister for Energy Assumes Role as ECG Board Chairman

President Akufo-Addo has appointed Deputy Minister for Energy, Herbert Krapa as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

This followed the resignation of Keli Gadzekpo, who has chaired the electricity distribution company since 2017.

Mr. Gadzekpo resigned from the role on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 in a letter addressed to President Akufo-Addo. His resignation will, however, take effect on Tuesday, 9 April 2024.

A press release issued by the Jubilee House said “Mr Krapa, a lawyer, will remain in office as Deputy Minister for Energy. His nomination, contained in a letter addressed to his minister, Dr Matthew Prempeh, MP, comes at a time when the country is experiencing intermittent interruptions with electricity supply, a matter the President is determined to overcome in the shortest possible time.”

The press release further stated that, “Krapa is expected to lead the Board to give not only direction to the besieged Managing Director of ECG and his team but to also ensure proper coordination across agencies in the power sector to ensure stable power supply to Ghanaian consumers.”

In his resignation letter to President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday (26 March), Mr Gadzekpo cited personal reasons for his decision.

He thanked the president for the opportunity to serve the country for the past seven years “in this significant role”.

Gadzekpo also wished ECG and the government continued success in the effort to provide stable electricity for the country.

Source: 3news

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