Ghana’s largest power distribution company, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been awarded as the best company in the energy sector for contributing immensely to the growth and development of Ghana.
The award was conferred on the power distribution company by The Business Executives, organisers of the Ghana Development Awards.
The Awards ceremony, which took place in Accra, capital of Ghana, was under the theme: ‘Intensifying The Implementation of SDGs for Ghana’s Socio-Economic Recovery Amidst Coronavirus.
The awards aim at identifying and publicly recognising individuals and both public institutions and private enterprises that have contributed to Ghana’s socio-economic development in pivotal ways, as well as foreign institutions that have proved to be exemplary development partners.
Per the assessment of the organisers, the strategies put in place by ECG to address the challenges of covid-19 worked effectively. And this, to the organisers, ensured the stable supply of power during the lockdown in some parts of the country and after.
The organisers noted that ECG activated all the Covid-19 protocols and ensured that its offices were opened to attend to customers, despite running a weekly shift system in its entire operational areas as part of effort to ensure social distancing at the work place.
The organisers also noted that, ECG’s performance, prior to the emergence of Covid-19 and during the pandemic, had improved significantly translating into a huge jump in revenue mobilisation.
Similarly, the organisers honoured the Managing Director of ECG, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, for his exceptional leadership that has resulted in efficiency in the management of the power distribution company.
The organisers noted that under his leadership, ECG deployed some innovations including the internal development of ECG Power App which enables electricity consumers to buy credit using their Smart Meters at the comfort of their homes.
They also cited the replacement of non-Smart Meters to Smart Meters in ECG’s operations.
They also took into consideration how Mr. Agyeman-Budu ensured that there was smooth integration of restructured ECG staff and Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana staff without any agitations.
Additionally, the organisers noted that he used his good office, lobbying skills and transparent leadership to ensure that government settles its indebtedness to the ECG to the extent that Government now has a credit balance with the company.