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ECG MD Is One Of The Very Best MD’s In Ghana Running A Public Corporation, Calls For His Removal Is Baseless – Senior Staff Of ECG.

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ECG MD Is One Of The Very Best MD's In Ghana Running A Public Corporation, Calls For His Removal Is Baseless - Senior Staff Of ECG. 1

 

 

Introduction

We ECG staff wish state that the purported resolution emanating from a so-called junior  and senior staff of our company demanding the removal of our able MD at the meeting, deemed to have been held on Friday 9th April 2021 at Tema, is a mere orchestration of few individuals to serve their parochial interests. Their meeting and subsequent resolution is unknown to us

 

NEC meetings are held only after series of meetings and consultations have been held at the various branches. When and where were these branch meetings held? Who and who attended these meetings to reach a consensus?

Where is the attendance sheet singed by the participants who attended the branch meeting thereby giving the mandate for NEC meeting? Who chaired the meeting and who are the signatories to their so- called resolution? When you say a Joint NEC Meeting, the question is ‘How many NEC meetings do we have and with which other meeting that had to be joined for a joint Meeting? This is only a sham to deceive the public.

 

Their Resolution has only been typed and served by few faceless individuals doing the bidding of known elements within ECG who in October 2016 tried to remove their MD (Mr. Robert Dwamena) under the guise that he had attained the compulsory retirement age when indeed they were fighting for the control revenue that the then MD had taken steps to block the leakages. Later these same individuals went to apologize and were made to sign a bond of good behaviour. All these records are available for scrutiny.

 

The general public should therefore ignore such publications targeted at tarnishing the image of the MD and the ECG Board.

 

When you say a Joint NEC Meeting, the question is ‘How many NEC meetings do we have and with which other meeting that had to be joined for a joint Meeting? This is only a sham to deceive the public.

 

Their Resolution has only been typed and served by few faceless individuals doing the bidding of known elements within ECG who in October 2016 tried to remove their MD (Mr. Robert Dwamena) under the guise that he had attained the compulsory retirement age when indeed they were fighting for the control revenue that the then MD had taken steps to block the leakages. Later these same individuals went to apologize and were made to sign a bond of good behaviour. All these records are available for scrutiny.

 

The general public should therefore ignore such publications targeted at tarnishing the image of the MD and the ECG Board.

 

  1. To allege that the Managing Director has been in office for close to two (2) years and has shown lack of vision for the company citing unavailability of critical materials such as meters, service cables conductors, prepaid vending accessories, maintenance materials is baseless. We should note that we are just emerging out of COVID-19. In the year 2020 the pandemic affected procurement: ECG has to offer free power to certain customers.
  2. What the MD has actually done is that he has blocked all opportunities for some staff to steel conductors, meters and other materials for their personal gain.
  3. The MD is facing this opposition simply because he instituted mystery shoppers and continues to discipline and weed out bad nuts who extort monies from customers. Those bad nuts hide behind their Union to cause disaffection and mayhem. We entreat the MD to continue to deal drastically with all the thieves amongst us who try to earn a bad name for the current administration.
  4. The so-called staff who are alleging that the MD has misplaced priorities and that he has made ECG cash-strapped should remember that he and his able Board (led by a renowned banker, Mr. Keli Kajepo) were able to preserve the employment of their staff during very difficult moments due to the PANDEMIC; paid all staff including even those who work only 14 days per month due to the pandemic. ECG continues to pay, fully, over 7000 permanent staff and over 3000 contract staff under the watch of the current MD and his Management Team.
  5. Besides, the ECG through prudent management continues to meet its financial obligations to IPPs and GRIDCO. These aforementioned entities who used to complain about payments is now a thing of the past.
  6. Despite the GoG’s directive to Ghana Water Company, ECG and GRA and others not to embark on certain revenue collections due to the PANDEMIC for some period, ECG has still been on its feet meeting its obligations due the sound corporate governance by our Board, MD and Management.

To accuse our MD of misplaced priorities citing the construction of a staff canteen at Asokwa District, Roman Ridge and construction of new District Office at Cape Coast with enough space office spaces is the proof of the ill-intentions of the so called staff. In their self-conceitedness,

  1. they forgot that it is due to the MD’s visionary leadership that there is enough office space at Cape. Where ECG has not gotten enough space, some workers have been compelled to either run shift or work from home alternatively.
  2. Recently our Management procured 50 Toyota Hilux pickups to the Ashanti SBU to improve service delivery. Why aren’t these people saying it is a misplaced priority? Aren’t some of the faceless staff using same and abusing some of these vehicles?
  3. We want the general public to note that the ECG staff in Asokwa and Roman Ridge had no place to eat, no decent canteen which impacted negatively on the productivity of these staff. As a timely response to the petition of staff from those areas, our MD obtained the permission of his Board and went through the appropriate procurement processes, culminating in a decent place for our colleagues in Asokwa and Roman Ridge areas. Our colleagues deserve decent and safe work environment. Are these selfish individuals saying that our colleagues don’t need to be protected?
  4. ECG may be owing some Contractors, the reasons are simple: either their claims are being processed, awaiting corrections of defects or delays in delivering their services. Has anyone herd of ECG’s Contractors complain? Our Management is interested in value for money.
  5. The complaints that our MD is promoting the outsourcing of the collection of revenue from SLT customers to third parties at a commission of 7% discounted rate and 3% consulting fee is baseless. What our MD has basically done is that he and his able Board have blocked many of the revenue leakages that those selfish individuals were feeding fact on. Our MD is not part of the procurement committee. He only acts on recommendations and approvals. Indeed, the so-called signatories to the baseless resolution know what to do if there have been indeed procurement breaches.

To say that because of transfers of certain staff within a particular region (from Kpeve to Hohoe) depicts of an MD’s lack of appreciation of the duties and roles of his office and that he does not understand administrative and corporate governance is an open display of ignorance. The ECG has sound HR structures. Transfers within regions are not even handled at the national level let alone accuse the MD. In any case, why are those affected not writing to protest? Has our employer lost the right to transfer its staff? Any careful

  1. they forgot that it is due to the MD’s visionary leadership that there is enough office space at Cape. Where ECG has not gotten enough space, some workers have been compelled to either run shift or work from home alternatively.
  2. Recently our Management procured 50 Toyota Hilux pickups to the Ashanti SBU to improve service delivery. Why aren’t these people saying it is a misplaced priority? Aren’t some of the faceless staff using same and abusing some of these vehicles?
  3. We want the general public to note that the ECG staff in Asokwa and Roman Ridge had no place to eat, no decent canteen which impacted negatively on the productivity of these staff. As a timely response to the petition of staff from those areas, our MD obtained the permission of his Board and went through the appropriate procurement processes, culminating in a decent place for our colleagues in Asokwa and Roman Ridge areas. Our colleagues deserve decent and safe work environment. Are these selfish individuals saying that our colleagues don’t need to be protected?
  4. ECG may be owing some Contractors, the reasons are simple: either their claims are being processed, awaiting corrections of defects or delays in delivering their services. Has anyone herd of ECG’s Contractors complain? Our Management is interested in value for money.
  5. The complaints that our MD is promoting the outsourcing of the collection of revenue from SLT customers to third parties at a commission of 7% discounted rate and 3% consulting fee is baseless. What our MD has basically done is that he and his able Board have blocked many of the revenue leakages that those selfish individuals were feeding fact on. Our MD is not part of the procurement committee. He only acts on recommendations and approvals. Indeed, the so-called signatories to the baseless resolution know what to do if there have been indeed procurement breaches.

To say that because of transfers of certain staff within a particular region (from Kpeve to Hohoe) depicts of an MD’s lack of appreciation of the duties and roles of his office and that he does not understand administrative and corporate governance is an open display of ignorance. The ECG has sound HR structures. Transfers within regions are not even handled at the national level let alone accuse the MD. In any case, why are those affected not writing to protest? Has our employer lost the right to transfer its staff? Any careful

  1. scrutiny of those transfers will show that the regional and national HR directorates, which were hitherto headed by our Deputy Managing Director, acted fast to break the chain of collusion and thievery.
  2. The MD that they accuse of poor corporate governance is the same MD praised and adjudged as one of the very best even on the African contents. Below are some of his award: