Mahama replaces ECG boss over blackouts

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President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Robert Dwamena as acting Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

A statement signed by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, said the former MD, Rev. Ing. William Hutton-Mensah, who is on his annual leave, is to report to the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum for re-assignment.

Dwamena, who until his appointment was Director of Procurements at the ECG, started his career with the Engineering Directorate of the Company in 1982.

President Mahama has also  asked the Omanhene of Abeadze and President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, to act as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ECG, a statement from the presidency read.

The changes come at a time of sustained power outages across the country. The power situation is so bad that outages now between 48 and 72 hours

source : Daily Graphic