ENERGY CRISIS:Sack our ‘visionless’ MD;he’s running a ‘one-man’ show-ECG staff

The staff of the Electricity Company  of Ghana (ECG) have demanded the dismissal of their Managing Director, Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu.

 

At a joint National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Friday, 9 April 2021, the junior and senior staff unions noted that Mr Agyeman-Budu has failed at steering the affairs of the company in the almost two years that he has been in office.

 

“The Managing Director has been in office for close to two years and has shown lack of vision for the Company”.

 

“This has been evidenced by misplaced priorities, which have led to the unavailability of critical materials such as meters, service cables conductors, prepaid vending accessories, maintenance materials, which have caused delays in connecting and supplying customers who have paid for such services while the limited resources have been applied on frivolous and capital projects at a time when the company is cash-strapped and unable to meet its financial obligations to stakeholders”, the staff said.

 

For example, they cited the “construction of a staff canteen at Asokwa District, Roman Ridge and the construction of new District office at Cape Coast where there are enough unused office spaces,” to make their point.

 

The statement continued: “Realising that the managing director is promoting the outsourcing of the collection of revenue from SLT customers to third parties at a commission of 7% discounted rate and 3% consulting fee, a service that is currently being executed effectively by staff and other institutions for free”.

 

“The SLT revenue accounts for approximately 40% of the company’s collection”.

 

Also, the staff claim “there has been a number of procurement process breaches under the clear supervision of the Managing Director. A clear example is the award of contracts of some six substations where the recommendations of the evaluation committee was sidestepped and awarded to other companies,” the statement added.

 

Read the full statement below:

 

RESOLUTION OF JUNIOR AND SENIOR STAFF UNIONS FOLLOWING THEIR NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) MEETING ON FRIDAY, 9TH APRIL, 2021 AT THE ECG TRAINING SCHOOL

 

A joint National Executive Committee (NEC) after its meeting on Friday, 9th April, 2021 at the ECG Training Centre, Tema resolved as follows:

 

  1. The Managing Director has been in office for close to two (2) years and has shown lack of vision for the Company. This has been evidenced by misplaced priorities which has led to the unavailability of critical materials such as meters, service cables conductors, prepaid vending accessories, maintenance materials, which has caused delays in connecting and supplying customers who have paid for such services. Whiles the limited resources have been applied on frivolous and capital projects at a time when the company is cash strapped and unable to meet its financial obligations to stakeholders. Example, construction of a staff canteen at Asokwa District, Roman Ridge and construction of new District office at Cape Coast where there are enough unused office spaces.

 

  1. Realising that the managing director is promoting the outsourcing of the collection of revenue from SLT customers, to third parties at a commission of 7% discounted rate and 3% consulting fee, a service that is currently being executed effectively by staff and other institutions for free. The SLT revenue accounts for approximately 40% of the company’s collection.

 

  1. There has been a number of procurement process breaches under the clear supervision of the Managing Director. A clear example is the award of contracts of some Six (6) substations where the recommendations of the evaluation committee was sidestepped and awarded to other companies.

 

  1. The Managing Director lacks appreciation of the duties and roles of his office. He is grossly deficient when it comes to matters relating to administrative and corp(Credit:myghanatoday.com)

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