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Tenth Anniversary Statement by the Chief Executive

GRIDCo Press

 

STATEMENT BY JONATHAN AMOAKO-BAAH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF GHANA GRID COMPANY LIMITED (GRIDCo) TO LAUNCH THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF GRIDCo

 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I am honoured to launch activities planned to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary celebrations of our company - Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo).
 
Ten years in the life of a strategic and key national Company should be a solemn occasion. It should be a time for reflection on our activities; we have to pause and look back at the journey we have undertaken through the period. We should also look into future challenges and opportunities facing us.
 
The theme for our anniversary celebrations is, “Power Transmission – Ten Years On.”
 
The celebrations will take place in all our operational Areas, and climax on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The activities planned include, an Open day, a Health Walk, Health Screening and an Awards Night, among others. The activities will be climaxed with an Anniversary Durbar, which will see us awarding Safety Committees which have excelled in our Health and Safety programmes. The detailed schedule of these activities will be communicated to you in the coming days.
 
Colleagues, we have been a very vibrant Company since our inception. We have seen massive injection of investments in our infrastructure across the network. Despite the challenges we face, we have achieved significant milestones during this short period in our life.
 
From a modest beginning, we have been able to increase the number of our substations from 43 to 68 and the circuit kilometres of our transmission lines from 4000 to 5100 as at the end of year 2017. Our staff strength also increased from 480 to 947 during the said period.
 
Many people have played critical roles in the ten-year success story of GRIDCo. So, today we pay homage to them; my illustrious predecessors Ings Joseph Wiafe, Charles Darku, and William Amuna, past Chief Executive Officers of GRIDCo, together with the Board of Directors, who provided the strategic directions which have brought us this far. Thanks to their hard work and initiatives, GRIDCo continues to remain relevant in the power supply value chain.
 
We equally salute the current Board, Management and Staff of GRIDCo for their dedication to duty.
 
As current employees, we must continue to be true and faithful to the vision of the founding fathers to make GRIDCo the model electricity grid Company.
 
We must live up to our core values of RESPONSIVENESS, INTEGRITY, SAFETY, EXCELLENCE & CARE in our daily engagements.
 
We must also seize the opportunities that are unfolding in the country’s power sector, and make our Company the pivot of development in Ghana. Our promise from now must be to continue to work diligently to deliver on our mandate and make our impact felt beyond the shores of this country.
 
Let us make a firm resolution during these celebrations to continue to work harder and make our Company a better place than we met it. I thank you for your attention and may God continue to guide and bless us all.
 
On this note, I declare the tenth anniversary celebrations duly launched!
Thank You.