Workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will today, Monday, April 26, 2021, embark on a sit-down strike across the country.
A circular to the workers, seen by Citi News, indicates that the strike will begin from 8am to 10am.
The workers in the past few weeks have been demanding the removal of the current Managing Director of the company over what they describe as “incompetence” on his part.
They also alleged that several petitions to Mr. Agyeman-Budu to involve its rank and file in revenue mobilization since 2020 have been ignored.
The workers claimed the MD’s continuous stay at post will collapse the electricity distribution company because to them, “he is grossly deficient when it comes to matters relating to administrative and corporate governance”.
They also accuse their MD of breaching procurement processes.
“A clear example is the award of contracts of some Six (6) substations where the recommendations of the evaluation committee were sidestepped and awarded to other companies,” the Junior and Senior Staff Union said in a statement.
“The Union decries the alarming rate at which the company’s technical and commercial losses are galloping. A conservative estimate puts the current system loss figure at over 34% as of February 2021, and there are no concrete strategies in place to bring them down in the short and medium-term,” the statement added.