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Lack of backup caused ECG’s prepaid troubles – IT analyst

An IT Analyst in Convergence Technology, Sam Sackey, has said the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) constantly failed to back-up its prepaid power system hence the current predicaments some of their customers are going through. According to him, ECG would have long solved the problem if the back-ups were available. ECG customers in some parts of Accra have slept in ...

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Gov’t reconstitutes PURC board ahead of electricity tariff cuts

Government has reconstituted a nine-member governing board to stir the affairs of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC). The board is chaired by Michael Opam, a technical Adviser at the Ministry of Energy. This comes barely two weeks after the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, recommended to the Commission the review of electricity tariffs in the country. Government has promised ...

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Proposed ECG tariff reduction timely but…  – ACEP

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), has welcomed government’s proposed reduction of electricity tariff by between 13 and 21 percent for domestic and industrial consumers. According to ACEP, although the proposal is timely, it will put the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURC), the body mandated to consider the review, in a tight corner especially when the approved tariff does not ...

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Nothing wrong with asking PURC for tariff reduction – Agyarko

Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, has dismissed claims that the government erred by recommending an adjustment in the electricity tariffs to the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC). A former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby, had suggested that the government was trying to usurp the mandate of the  (PURC), by announcing an average reduction ...

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PURC workers hold thanksgiving prayers over boss’ dismissal

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

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

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

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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