ECG has Thirteen Directorates with the Managing Director as the Head
ING. SAMUEL LARYEA KHARTEY
Ag. Director, Procurement
Date of Appointment:
Ing Khartey is responsible for all procurement activities in the Company. He manages the entire procurement processes for acquisition of goods and pre-contract processes for works and services. His duties include development and implementation of effective and efficient procurement processes and systems towards realization of the Company's strategic objectives. Ing. Khartey has led ECG's teams in negotiating and managing goods procurement contracts valued in excess of $400m over the past five years.
Ing Khartey joined the Electricity Company of Ghana in 1988 as an Assistant Electrical Engineer. He has thirteen years experience in electrical network designs/construction and project management. He also has over fourteen years experience in Procurement and Logistic Management. He has previously served as Manager/Electrical Construction Designs, Manager/Purchasing, General Manager/Materials Management and GM/Goods Procurement Management.
Ing. Khartey is a corporate member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers and a Certificate member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (UK). Ing. Khartey served on the Ghana Standards Authority's Electro-technical Committee for over two years.
Ing. Khartey holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), an Executive Master of Administration (EMBA) in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School and Certificate in Procurement Management issued by Crown Agents (UK)
ING. TETTEH ANKAMAH OKYNE
Director of Operations
Date of Appointment: December 2009
As Director of Operations, Ing. Tetteh Okyne is to provide a structure that will ensure the Operation and Maintenance of the distribution systems of ECG and the provision of continuous, safe and reliable power supply to our Customers. Additionally, he co-ordinates the activities in the Directorate including administrative responsibility of all Regional Directors and Divisional Managers at Head Office. He ensures efficient and smooth running of the Regions and Districts by always making adequate resources available for the Regions and Divisions to perform efficiently. He is responsible for the setting of Operating Standards and monitoring of 33kV, 11kV and LV Systems. He ensures a high standard of safety for staff, equipment and the general public and inculcates a good safety and healthy atmosphere in the organization. He also supervises Street Lighting activities on behalf of the Ministry of Power.
Ing. Okyne holds a B.Sc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering and an Executive MBA in Entrepreneur Management. He is an affiliate of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE)
MR. DANIEL KWADZO MENSAH
Director of Audit
Date of Appointment: August, 2012.
As the Director of Audit, of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, Mr. Mensah is responsible for strategic direction, management and practice of the internal auditing in the Company. He ensures strict observance and fulfillment of International Auditing and Finance Reporting Standards in relation to our business management of energy purchases, sales, materials procurement and management and fixed assets accounting. He provides the board and management with timely relevant audit reports and the assurance that the internal controls, policies, procedures put in place by management are working as intended. He also ensures the ethical utilization of the Company’s scarce financial and technical resources.
Mr. Daniel Kwadzo Mensah joined the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited [ECG] on May 4th 1981. He has over 34 years’ experience in service. Prior to this appointment as Director of Audit, Mr. Mensah had served as Director of Finance from June 2009 to July 2012. He was also General Manager in charge of Management Accounting in the Finance Directorate for twelve  years. He also held a number of appointments in the Finance Directorate at both corporate and regional levels. His experience and knowledge of Accounting, Financial Management and General Management are extensive and therefore enabled him to make substantial contributions in areas such as Corporate Finance, Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Accounting for Fixed Assets as well as management of the Computerized Accounting and Networked Business Environment of ECG. In addition, he has project-managed successfully ECG's Physical Fixed Assets Inventory and Revaluation assignments with the Price Waterhouse Coopers [Ghana] Limited as the Lead Consultants in collaboration with Mott MacDonald Limited of UK as the Consulting Engineers in 2001, 2004 and 2006 respectively. He has participated in both local and foreign management training courses in Accounting, Strategic Management, Public Finance Management and Best Practices in Spreadsheet Modeling. Mr. Daniel Mensah is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ECG Pension Scheme.
Mr. Mensah hails from Adina in the Volta Region and he is an executive member of the Society of New Generation Citizens of Adina (NEWGENESIS GROUP). He is the President of NEWGENESIS GROUP in Accra.
Mr. Daniel Kwadzo Mensah is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana [ICAG], and also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration [MBA] awarded by the GIMPA Business School, Accra. In addition, he has certificates in Computer Applications in Finance & Accounts, and Public Finance Management awarded by Crown Agents Management Training Institute in UK in April 2000 and September 2006 respectively.
Director of Board Secretariat/Human Resources
Mr Lawrence Osei-Kuffour is the current Director of Board Secretariat of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), a position he has held since 2011. He has additional responsibility as the Director of Human Resources. Mr Osei-Kuffour was employed in the services of Electricity Company of Ghana as an Assistant Administrative Officer in 1991 and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Board Secretariat. Mr Osei-Kuffour holds Executive MBA (Finance) obtained from the University of Ghana Business School; BA (Secretaryship) and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. He is a Lawyer and was called to the Bar in 2001. Mr Osei-Kuffour has a lot of experience in Boardroom Activities, Law and Human Resources management. He has attended many conferences both local and international on matters relating to his field of endeavour. He is married with four children.
RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS
Human Resources Management and Development
Organisational Design and Development
Human Resources Planning
Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Staff Utilization
Training and Development
Health and Safety
Welfare and Benefits
Human Resources Information System
Records and Security
The organisational structure designed for the execution of the Directorate's functions at the Head Office comprises the following:
There are three Sections in the Manpower Planning and Training Division, namely:
Each Section is handled by a Sectional Manager.
The Personnel Division has the following Sections:
The Training Centre comprises of one Section and three units, namely:
The Performance and Rewards Management Division comprises:
ING. SAMUEL BOAKYE-APPIAH
Director, Network Projects
Date of Appointment: March 12, 2012.
As Director, Network Projects, Samuel is responsible for the implementation of major electrical infrastructure projects in ECG operational area involving network extensions, improvements, upgrades, expansion, rehabilitation, automation and rural electrification projects. He ensures smooth and effective implementation of major infrastructure projects of ECG.
Ing. Boakye-Appiah joined the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited as an Electrical Engineer on 4th January, 1990. He worked in the Materials and Transport and Engineering Directorates in his over 25 years’ work experience.
Samuel served in the Engineering Directorate attached to the Fifth Power Project (Power Five) from 1990 –1994. During this period, he used desktop designs and interactive site construction techniques to electrify Nima/Maamobi areas which are predominantly unplanned urban settlements
Samuel was later transferred to the Materials and Transport Directorate in 1995 where he served in various capacities as Purchasing Manager, Stock Control Manager and Ag Materials Manager until 2001.
He reverted to the Engineering Directorate as Manager, Construction and was promoted to the grade of General Manager/ Urban Projects, on 1st December, 2003. He was later transferred to the office of the Managing Director in charge of Special Duties before his appointment as Director Network Projects in 2012.
He has a rich background and experience in Electrical Network Design and Construction, Maintenance, Materials Management, Procurement and Project Management. He has successfully managed many projects including the installation of SCADA facilities on ECG’s secondary networks by Lucy Switchgear.
Samuel served as a member of ECG’s team for negotiating Power Purchase Agreements with Independent Power Producers and Electricity Tariffs with the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC). He also served on the National Technical Committee which prepared National Standards for manufacture of Wood Poles, Wooden Crossarms, and Stay Wood Blocks
Ing. Boakye-Appiah has participated in a many training programs both at home and abroad and has made numerous contributions to ECG.
Ing. Boakye-Appiah is in possession of BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering from KNUST 1984, and an EMBA awarded by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra in 2010. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (P.M.P) as well as a member of the Project Management Institute. (PMI). He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (FGHIE).
MR. ALFRED SEFA-DARKWA
Director, Premises and Estates
Date of Appointment: April 4, 2012
As the Director of Premises and Estate, Alfred is responsible for all pre-contract services related to Quantity Surveying in ECG. He also supervises and managed all ECG buildings and civil works. He is also responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all corporate buildings and civil structures to support the company’s operations.
Mr. Sefa-Darkwa started his professional career at the Department of Feeder Roads where he was engaged as the Regional Quantity Surveyor for the Ashanti Region from 1986 – 1990. He was in charge of the financial management and cost control of construction and maintenance of feeder roads in the region.
He was later employed in the services of ECG in 1990 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. He then rose through the ranks to become the Manager, Civil Construction in 1996 and General Manager, Premises in 2005. He has had exposure through several International courses and seminars including that of Procurement Procedures for the World Bank Aided Projects and Construction Practice at Western India and Hyderabad, India in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He has also participated in other Advanced Management Programs including Procurement of Consultancy Services and Works Procurement Management by GIMPA in 2004.
Mr. Sefa-Darkwa hails from Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana and a member of the Town Development Committee. He has in diverse ways supported the infrastructural development of his town. Notable among them is the construction of the Queen Mother’s palace.
Alfred is a Building Technologist and a Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years working experience. He holds a BSc. (Honours) in Building Technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS).
RONALD KWAKU BOADI
Date of Appointment: November 2012
As Director of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Ronald is to ensure that ECG’s ICT investments are continuary aligned with its strategic business objectives. He is responsible for planning and maintaining an ICT infrastructure which will meet the company’s current and future information processing needs. He is also to ensure a well coded operational procedures, standards and policies to regulate the use of ICT assets. He is to contribute to the formulation of the Company’s strategic plans, and provide strategic direction for the operations of the Directorate.
Mr. Boadi joined the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in 1991 as the Sectional Manager in charge of the then newly established Computer Operations. This was after his ten (10) years’ experience as programmer with SSNIT where he left as an Assistant Manager, Computer Programming.
In 1992 when ECG decided to acquire a new Billing System, Mr. Boadi was nominated as one of the two-member team representing ECG that counterparted the ESBI to develop the new billing system for ECG referred to as Customer Billing and Information System (CBIS). As part of the programme, Mr Boadi was sent to Ireland for over ten (10) months where he worked on the new ECG Billing System.
After the development of the CBIS he shifted his expertise to Database Administration which was a novelty at the time. He was then appointed as the first Database Administrator in ECG and subsequently transferred to the Database Administration Section as its first Manager.
Mr. Kwaku Boadi is adept in leadership and management skills as a result of his many years in management at various places and levels. He has also participated in many local and foreign management and leadership training programmes.
In 2012 he was appointed as as the 1st Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Currently he chairs the ECG Central Joint Negotiation Committee.
Ronald is a computer Science graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), formally University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Information Technology from the Paris Graduate School of Management.
MR LAWRENCE OSEI-KUFFOUR
Director of Board Secretariat/Human Resources
Mr Lawrence Osei-Kuffour is the current Director of Board Secretariat of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), a position he has held since 2011. He has additional responsibility as the Director of Human Resources. Mr Osei-Kuffour was employed in the services of Electricity Company of Ghana as an Assistant Administrative Officer in 1991 and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Board Secretariat. Mr Osei-Kuffour holds Executive MBA (Finance) obtained from the University of Ghana Business School; BA (Secretaryship) and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. He is a lawyer and was called to the Bar in 2001. Mr Osei-Kuffour has a lot of experience in Boardroom Activities, Law and Human Resources management. He has attended many conferences both local and international on matters relating to his field of endeavour. He is married with four children.
ALHAJI DAUDI A. JANGU
Director, Materials & Transport
Date of Appointment: 1stDecember, 2012.
As the Director of Materials and Transport, Alhaji Jangu has the responsibility of developing and implementing plans to ensure the availability of electricity distribution equipment, plant, materials,
spare parts, tools and general stores used by the company to enhance the smooth operations of the various Directorates. He is responsible for ECG’s Transport Management System.
He Plans ECG’s logistics requirements and implements stores management structure and systems including defining order and reorder levels etc. He liaises with the Procurement, Operations, Engineering Directorates and other ECG Units to plan ECG materials requirements. He maintains awareness and knowledge of contemporary best practices and methods in supply chain management and provides appropriate training to managers within the Directorate to keep up with the standard. He liaises with the Premises & Estates Directorate, Human Resource and ICT Directorates to ensure safety and security of materials. He monitors consumption pattern and makes recommendations for stock replenishment.
Alhaji Jangu has served the company dutifully and exemplarily for over 29 years and has made numerous contributions towards the attainment of the corporate goals.
He joined the company on the 24thof September, 1984 as Assistant Electrical Engineer stationed at Koforidua. He rose through the ranks to become the Regional Engineer for Eastern Region. He was posted to Western Region in 1995 as the Regional Engineer and in 1999 transferred to Tema as Regional Engineer.
As Electrical Engineer in the Eastern Region he was in charge of the fifth Power Project for the Region. In the Western Region as the Regional Engineer, he maintained a stable supply of electricity to ECG’s major customers such as the numerous mining companies that were operating there at that time and created a platform for them to give the region a feedback on the quality of services rendered.
In March 2003 he was appointed Regional Director for Central Region and in August, 2008 transferred to Accra West as Regional Director.
During his tenure of office in the Central and Accra West Regions, he moved the two Regions from a low performing revenue mobilization Regions to the best Revenue Collection Regions.
He has attended several courses on Management of Electric Utilities both local and overseas and was attached to Hawker Siddley Group of Companies in the United Kingdom in 1990 for six months to participate in the design and manufacture of power and distribution transformer as well as switchgears. He also attended a Project Management Course in the United Kingdom organized by RIPA International.
Alhaji Jangu holds Bsc. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Executive Masters in Business Administration from GIMPA, Accra
MR. CEPHAS GALLEY
AG. Director, Legal Services
Date of Appointment: 2nd February, 2015.
He is in charge of all legal affairs of the company. Specifically, he is responsible for litigation in all fora, prosecution of power theft cases involving non-staff and staff and liasing with other Directorates on compliance with statutory obligations. He offers legal advice generally.
He joined the company in May, 2004. He served as Manager, Litigation Management up to 2007. In this role, he represented the company in all fora, including the Courts, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission and National Labour Commission.
From 2007 he was the General Manager for Contracts and Wayleaves. He was involved in the negotiation of a number of Power Purchase Agreements and other contracts. He was part of the government delegation that negotiated the loan agreement for the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP 1) with the African Development Bank.
Prior to joining the company, he had worked with a law firm and a Chartered Accountants and Management consultancy firm
He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.
He graduated from University of Ghana with Bachelor of Arts (Law & Sociology) in 1990.
He enrolled in the Ghana Law School and obtained the Professional Law Certificate and was called to the Ghana Bar in September, 1994.
He obtained Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law & Sustainable Development from Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. He also holds Masters in Energy Law & Policy (LL.M) from University of Dundee, UK.
KOBINA ARTHUR FORSON
Director, Customer Services
Date of Appointment: July 2013
As Ag. Director Customer Services, Kobina Arthur-Forson is responsible for developing procedures, policies and methods for the implementation of the commercial functions of the Electricity Company of Ghana. He initiates and implements systems and methods for effective monitoring and control of the activities of the Directorate and ensures efficient customer service delivery by the Company. He responsible for the development and implementation of plans to ensure effective energy marketing, sales and customer relationship management. Additionally, he formulates and implements effective systems for the recovery of all billed revenue.
Mr. Arthur-Forson has over 21 years working experience with the company. Before joining the Company he worked with Assanco Company Ltd as Sales Manager, the Ministry of Trade as Commercial Officer and also Ghana Bottling Company as National Sales Manager before joining ECG in 1994 as Regional Commercial Manager.He was promoted to Divisional Manager in charge of Billing / Revenue from 2000 - 2008. Mr. Arthur –Forson, prior to his appointment as Ag. Director had successfully headed two Regions as General Manager, i.e., Eastern andAccra West Regions.
Kobina Arthur Forson is Odikro (Chief) of Gomoa Oguaa and the Osahene of the Nyimfa Division, Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council under the stool name Nana Dantse II
Mr. Arthur-Forson holds Executive MBA obtained from GIMPA and Bachelor of Arts, BA(Hons) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon