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GRIDCo has held its annual thanksgiving service for the year 2016 on February 14, 2017 on the premises of the company.

The service which was under the theme “in all things, give thanks to the Lord” was officiated by Rev. Fr. Abraham Elijah Quashie of the Tema Joint Church Centre.

In an opening address, the director, HR & Services Wg. Cdr. Samuel J. A. Allotey (rtd.) said, the programme is to give thanks to God for another year and to dedicate the organization to the almighty God in the coming year. He added that, the annual thanksgiving service also affords staff the opportunity to interact and share ideas for the first time in the new year.

Preaching the sermon Rev. Quashie emphasized Proverbs 10:12 and Psalm 124. He noted that, in whatever capacity one served, one must do so in humility and in truth to glorify the name of the Lord. He mentioned corruption, laziness, greed and victimization amongst acts that should be avoided in the company.

Recounting the stories of David and the Israelites who had been in the wilderness for 40 years, Rev. Quashie said, God will always come to the aid of the faithful no matter how challenging the situation is.

He reminded all that we shall be accountable for our deeds one day. Therefore, everyone must strive to do good at all times.

According to him, death is inevitable but the most important thing is to be ready when it comes so that we may see the kingdom of God.
He then took the opportunity to pray for the souls of all departed staff.

The Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo Ing. William Amuna, saluted all staff for the many sacrifices they have made in the past year.

Ing Amuna disclosed that last year, GRIDCo lost about 41% of revenue due to irregular power supply. He however, noted that in-spite of the above challenges, the company was shortlisted as one of the best utility companies in West Africa.

The chief also expressed concern about some staff working overtime hours above approved limits. He said the practice not only affects the company’s finances but more importantly may also affect the health of staff. He therefore asked all supervisors to ensure effective management of overtime duties.
He concluded by entreating all staff to resume work with renewed energy and wished all staff a happy new year.

Intercessory prayers were said for Ghana, GRIDCo, all staff, their families, and a successful 2017.

The event also saw the Inauguration of an infirmary which will admit staff for first aid treatment before they are referred to major health centers if required.

Commissioning the facility, Chief Executive William Amuna disclosed that, the unit will also admit patients from other sister companies.

The Director of Medical Services at the Volta River Authority, Dr. Mrs. Rebecca Acquaah-Arhin called on staff to make good use of the infirmary in order to ensure a healthy working life.

She disclosed that selected medical specialists will pay routine visits for consultation.


Posted: Feb 24 2017