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Prez creates Ministry of Power Barges amid further power plant delays

Prez creates Ministry of Power Barges amid further power plant delays

President John Mahama has created the Ministry of Power Barges, which will be responsible for cobbling together “new and creative excuses” to explain the length of time it is taking to deliver the “emergency” power plants from Turkey. The delivery of the power plants, originally scheduled for April, then September then November, was previously overseen…

Mahama to be picked from KIA by a convoy of bamboo bicycles

President John Drama-nyie Mahama will be picked up by a convoy of Made-in-Ghana bamboo bicylces when he returns from his extended visit to the United States, according to the Flagstaff House (FSH). Officials from the FSH say the decision to ditch the usual presidential convoy- made up of a collection of V8 SUVs and a…

Utility companies propose 0% increase in efficiency

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) have both called for a 0% increase in the efficient delivery of services for the rest of the year. The proposal was announced at a public hearing organised by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to explore how far the two utility companies can…

Utility bills to clearly state how customers are being exploited- PURC

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced new regulations that will force the water and electricity providers to clearly explain how their customers are being swindled. According to the PURC, the new water and electricity bills “will give customers a detailed break down of charges as well as ensure all charges are labelled with…

Dayspring Uni launches short course in filling station management for gov’t appointees

Dayspring Christian University in collaboration with the Flagstaff House has launched a short course on the safe management of filling stations for government appointees- many of whom are recent owners of fuel filling stations. A statement from the American university explained that “the course is targeted at the many government officials who have recently acquired filling…

ECG to lay off workers due to worsening power crisis

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has become the latest company to announce plans to lay off workers due to the worsening energy crisis in the country. A statement from the public electricity distribution company said “the dumsor has increased operational cost, hence, it has become necessary for ECG to slash its workforce” in order…

‘We’re acquiring emergency power barges from Kweku Ananse not Karpower’- Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power says the contract to acquire two emergency power barges was signed with “Kweku Ananse and not Karpower” as originally announced.  In a statement aimed at restoring public trust, the Ministry of Power said: “We have an Ananse story for all Ghanaians- the two emergency power barges will be delivered in September…

‘I have intercepted documents which proves soli isn’t bribe’- Kweku Baako

Senior journalist and ace documents-interceptor Kweku Baako says he has in his possession documents proving that soli is not bribery. Although Mr. Baako refused to name the origin of the documents, he maintains that “the intercepted documents are as credible as a journalist who’s just pocketed GHC 1000 from a politician.” According to the seasoned…

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