Mahama inaugurates Ato Ahwoi chaired investment board

The newly commissioned Ghana Infrastructure and Investment Board (GIIB) is set to tackle the country’s energy crisis as a matter of urgency.

The GIIB promised by president John Mahama is an initiative to mobilise and invest funds for infrastructural development in the country.

With the power crisis crippling the country’s economy, the Board has as part of its mandate a duty to mobilise funds to solve the energy crisis.

Chairman of the Board Ato Ahwoi said the energy sector is crying for attention and his Board would look at the three areas of the energy sector; generation, transmission and distribution, once it settles down.

“I am happy the President has deemed it necessary to appoint us as board members of the GIIF.

He assured the President that the Board is ready to work towards improving the country’s infrastructure.

“We will work hard, so hard that you will not have any regrets reposing your trust in us to undertake this assignment.

“Ours is a difficult task,” he hinted, but said, “we have to mobilise funds; we have to help in selecting the projects and invest the funds so that we can see to the rapid development of this country.”

In a brief inaugural ceremony at the Flagstaff House, President John Mahama said the board is to spearhead his government’s transformational agenda.

The Board is chaired by Ato Awhoi and has Chairman of Ecobank Ghana, Vanlare Dosoo, CEO of REROY cables, Mrs Kate Quartery-Papafio and former CEO of Airtel Ghana, Philip Sowah.

The rest are Steve Nartey, Clifford Mpare David Ofosu-Dorte and Clara Arthur.

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