ECG privatisation ECG privatisation won’t lead to job losses - Mahama

The concession has comes under intense opposition from ECG workers and the Trades Union Congress.

  • Published:
President John Mahama play

President John Mahama

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

President John Mahama has downplayed assertions by the Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will impact negatively on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and result in job losses.

He assured workers at the ECG that none of them will lose their jobs as a result of the privatisation of the state power distributor.

Read more: Millennium Challenge Compact won’t lead to ECG privatisation - Mahama

The Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) said the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will impact negatively on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

PUWU in September 2016, went on strike for two days in protest against the compact, calling on government to review the compact which seeks to cede ECG to private investors for a period of 25 years.PUWU also urged government to rescind its decision to sign onto the compact.

The government is set to lease ECG to a private company for 25 years as part of the second compact of the Millennium Challenge Account signed by the Government in August 2014.

See also: Privatisation not the solution; gov't must pay ECG debts - NPP MP

The concession has comes under intense opposition from ECG workers and the Trades Union Congress.

But President Mahama addressing various labour unions at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, said, "I’ve assured that the Millennium Compact will not lead to any job losses at ECG and I wish to restate that fact that there will be no job losses at ECG because of the Millennium Challenge Compact."

Earlier, an Accra High Court has dismissed an interlocutory injunction case filed against the government on its plans to privatize part of the operations of ECG.

See also:  "I will not blame anyone for dumsor" - Mahama

The ruling delivered by Justice Norvice Aryene said the plaintiffs lacked the capacity to bring the case to the court. She further explained that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate how they will affected personally by the move.

Read more: US gov't petitioned over ECG privatisation

A group known as the Coalition Against the Concession of ECG headed to court after they contended that the proposed plan by government is not in the best interest of the nation and must not be allowed to go through.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 In Central Region Corpse exhumed for dodging communal labour while alivebullet
2 In Kumasi ‘Trotro’ drivers rescue journalist from being lynchedbullet
3 Fatal 10 die in Winneba–Cape Coast accidentbullet
4 Busted Police arrest six Nigerians for alleged kidnapping and rapebullet
5 In Ghana La Dade-Kotopon comes top of municipalities using narcoticsbullet
6 In Kumasi Teenager shot in the head during Eid-Ul-Fitr...bullet
7 Prophecy Obinim makes some death revelationsbullet
8 Legal Action Disabled pastor to drag airline, GCAA to...bullet
9 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
10 In Atwima Nwabiagya DCE orders staff to go back home...bullet

Top Videos

1 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head with a blockbullet
2 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
3 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
4 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave...bullet
5 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn Maj. Mahamabullet
6 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day -...bullet
7 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
8 Ghana Prison Interior Minister inspects prison facilities...bullet
9 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to...bullet
10 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide...bullet

News