Staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) are demanding that Managing Director, Kwame Agyeman-Budu be relieved of his duty with immediate effect.

According to the workers, the power company is on the verge of collapsing due to the lack of vision and mismanagement.

They made this known at their National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting Friday, 9th April, 2021.

The workers further cited that breaches in procurement services in the awarding of contracts and outsourcing collection of revenue from SLT customers, to third parties at high commissions [even though that can be done by staff for free] as part of the reasons for their demand.

The Junior and Senior Staff union opined that, the ECG’s technical and commercial losses are rising with conservative estimate of the current system loss figure at over 34% as at February, 2021.

They added that there are no concrete strategies in place to bring them down in the short and medium-term. A figure which was between 23% and 24% as at the time of his assumption of office.

They accused the MD of lacking appreciation of his duties and roles adding that he is “grossly deficient” when it comes to matters relating to administrative and corporate governance while bypassing the structures to give instructions and most of the time threaten artisans, managers without due regard to their supervisors.

The Association argued that the MD is an autocratic leader who does not take their suggestions into consideration.

The union explained that they have, since June 2020, petitioned the Managing Director severally to involve its rank and file in revenue mobilization a request which was turned down.

Meanwhile, an invitation is expected to be extended to the NEC, the highest executive body of the workers’ union to meet with the board and then discuss the issues.