Tag Archives: PURC

PURC workers hold thanksgiving prayers over boss’ dismissal

Samuel Sarpong

The staff of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), earlier today [Friday], held a prayer session at the head office to thank God for the dismissal of the commission’s Executive Secretary, Samuel Sarpong. According to them, the dismissal of Mr. Sarpong was an answer to their long offered prayers. A letter from the Office of the President on Wednesday directed ...

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Our boss’ dismissal welcoming news – PURC Staff


Staff of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), have welcomed news of the dismissal of Mr. Samuel Sarpong, the Commission’s Executive Secretary. According to the Union, although they have no personal issues with Mr. Sarpong, they believe that his exit will spur the Commission on. The Vice Chairman of the Workers’ Union, Israel Amenfia, PURC told Richard Sky on Eyewitness News ...

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PURC boss dismissed; ordered to handover by Friday

Samuel Sarpong

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced the removal of Ing. Samuel Kwadwo Sarpong as the Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC). It has since ordered him to hand over to the senior most director at the Commission, Ms. Mami Dufie Ofori, as he proceeds to collect three (3) months’ salary in lieu of the notice. A ...

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PURC workers stranded after unannounced lockout


About 50 workers of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), are stranded outside their office in Accra following an unannounced lockout. The move, the workers believe, was informed by a protest on Wednesday to resist the reinstatement of the former Director of Public Affairs of the Commission, Nana Yaa Jantuah, who resigned in May, 2017. The posters on the door are ...

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Nana Yaa Jantuah resigns from PURC

PURC Public Relations Director, Nana Yaa Jantuah

Nana Yaa Jantuah, the Director of Public Affairs of the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has resigned from her post after 13 years of service to the commission. Her resignation takes effect on November 17, 2017 but will be preceded by her accruable leave from Sunday, June 4. Her memo, which was addressed to the Executive Secretary of the ...

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ACEP calls for strong institutions in energy sector

Benjamin Boakye - Ex. Dir. ACEP

The Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) wants institutions in Ghana’s energy sector to be robust and effective in pointing out flaws in government decisions in the sector. According to him, the lack of strong institutions in the energy sector has contributed to challenges currently being experienced in the sector. Speaking to at the National Policy Summit in Accra, the ...

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PURC workers demand removal of Executive Secretary, Board


Workers of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Wednesday morning abandoned work and converged on the premises of the Commission’s regional offices to demand the immediate removal of their Executive Secretary, Samuel Kojo Sarpong. Workers of the Commission alleged that Mr. Sarpong, with the backing of members of the Board, has misappropriated the Commission’s funds. They are also demanding the ...

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PURC’s boreholes shouldn’t cost more than GHc30,000 – Analyst


Government should be spending between GHc 25,000 and GHc 30,000 on its mechansied borehole construction, and not the estimated GHc 60,000 per borehole, a water and sanitation expert, Patrick Apoya, has said. According to him, the intervention government is undertaking, most likely falls under the category of a limited borehole mechanisation per information available on the project from the Public ...

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PURC has no business constructing boreholes – Analyst


A water and sanitation expert, Patrick Apoya, has cautioned the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), against spearheading a planned project to construct 500 boreholes in various parts of the country. According to him, the Commission’s mandate does not include undertaking such projects but rather supervising them. The PURC has been accused by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), of conniving ...

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PURC justifies GHc30m for 500 boreholes

Public Relations Officer for the PURC, Nana Yaa Gyantuah

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has defended its decision to spend about GHc30 million in constructing 500 boreholes in selected communities across the country. According to the Director of Public Affairs for the PURC, Nana Yaa Gyantuah, the projects which are yet to commence, are “integrated water systems” saying the cost of such projects are higher than normal boreholes. ...

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