The Tema Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) are threatening mayhem following the removal of the Managing Director (MD) of the company.
A statement from the Presidency on Friday relieved Ing William Hutton-Mensah of his post as MD of ECG and reassigned him to the Energy Ministry upon his return from his annual leave.
[contextly_sidebar id=”tXL6y5TQRsCt6uVQnpEIVF13LWivmIy0″]Robert Dwamena has however been named as acting Managing Director of the ECG.
According to the workers the presidency must explain why the former MD was removed.
They also demanded that all heads of agencies on the energy distribution chain which includes the Volta River Authority (VRA) and Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) should be sacked.
“We want our MD back. the dumsor dumsor we don’t generate electricity, we only distribute power, so if there is any problem they have to blame GRIDCO or VRA and not ECG so we want the MD back,” one of the workers fumed in an interview with Citi News’ Tema Correspondent Elvis Washinton during a demonstration exercise.
Another worker also threatened that “If we don’t have our MD back within the next three days they should expect total blackout.”
“This is not sabotage” he insisted adding that “we are fighting for our rights. What is the reasons why our MD has been sacked? We don’t have any problem with whoever has been assigned but they should give us a reason. The Minister of Energy should be first sacked. It’s the minister who goes on air promising Ghanaians when the dumsor will be over not our MD.”
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana