Category archives for: Electricity

Report: Rethinking Energy Sector Reforms in a Power Hungry World

September 12, 2019//-Every country aspires to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity to its citizens. Yet during the past 25 years, some countries made huge strides, while others saw little progress.

ACEP’s Update On PDS’ Concession Challenges

Accra, Ghana, September 10, 2019//-On 30th July 2019, the Ministry of Energy released a press statement on the suspension of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) concession agreement citing issues of fundamental and material breaches on the obligation of PDS to offer demand guarantees.

Dr Omane Boamah: Abrogate The ECG-PDS Scandalous Deal Now!

Accra, Ghana, September 9, 2019//-Dr. Edward Kofi Omane Boamah, Former Minister for Communications and Presidential Spokesperson, has called on the Akufo-Addo-led government as a matter of urgency to abrogate the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Power Distribution Services (PDS) scandalous deal.

PDS/ECG Deal Saga: MiDA Report Didn’t Clear PDS Over Invalid Demand Guarantee

Accra, Ghana, September 6, 2019//-Painstaking investigations conducted by this portal indicate that the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) did not clear Power Distribution Services (PDS) of any wrong doing in the issuance of the Demand Guarantee to secure the lease Assets and Bulk Electricity from Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

PDS/ECG Agreement: No Deal; MiDA Report Exposes PDS

Accra, Ghana, September 4, 2019//-Some documents meant for the seat of Government sighted by this portal has revealed that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, should waste no time in abrogating the Power Distribution Services (PDS)/Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) concession agreement since there is no deal.

Alex Mould: Govt’s Claim of Saving $7 Billion on PPAs Cancellation Misleading

Accra, Ghana, August 20, 2019//-An Energy Expert and former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Mould has chided government’s assertion that it made over $7 billion savings from the cancellation of some Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)’s signed erstwhile in President Mahama’s administration.

ECG, Privatization and the National Interest

Accra, Ghana, August 19, 2019//-Privatization of state-owned enterprises involves political and social concerns related to ownership and the distribution of wealth.

Caucus for Democratic Governance Calls for the Cancellation of the PDS Deal

Accra, Ghana, August 7, 2019//-Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (CDG–GH), a leading pressure group has called for the abrupt cancellation of the concession between the government and the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited.

Lessons to be Learnt From Ghana’s Excess Electricity Shambles

Electricity pylon. Wikimedia Commons Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie, Nord University Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing countries. It is estimated that two out of three households (almost 600 million people) in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity. Ghana has also […]

Power Outages Cost Zimbabwe Businesses $200m Weekly

August 6, 2019//-On July 20, making a call on Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile phone network, Econet, was almost impossible as its services were down.

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