Ghana: Journalists Schooled On Operations Of Key Power Sector Players

A group photograph of journalists and representatives of key power sector agencies after the training programme.

Some selected journalists in Accra, the capital of Ghana, West Africa, on Thursday, were taken through the operations of key power sector players at the Best Western Premier Hotel located in the Airport residential area.

The event which was organised by Energy News Africa Limited, an independent digital publishing firm, brought together journalists from the print, online, radio and television stations.

The Volta River Authority, Ghana’s largest state power generation company, made a presentation on their operations followed by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), West African Gas Pipeline Company and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

The former CEO of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ing. Jonathan Amoako -Baah who was the keynote speaker delivered a speech on the topic: ‘Energy Sector Debt: How To Resolve It To Ensure Reliable And Efficient Electricity Supply.

Delivering a welcome speech, Michael Creg Afful, Editor of, emphasised the continuous training of the media to deepen the relationship between players in the power sector value chain and the media.

He said the training programme was to enable the media to understand the industry better to help them report accurately on issues from the industry to cure misinformation that is sometimes spread on social media.


Ing. Jonathan Amoako-Baah, former Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Grid Company, GRIDCo.
Ing. Kwame Osei Mensah Darkwah, VRA.
Engineer Benoni Owusu Ayeh, Operations & Maintenance Superintendent (Western Area), West African Gas Pipeline Company.
Mr. Ebenezer Ghunney, Acting Director of Operations, ECG.
Dr. Belinda Yeboah Dwamena, ECG.
Dr. Eric Obutey, Director of Corporate Affairs, PURC.
Mrs. Tandy Chotia, Corporate Affairs Manager, VRA.
William Boateng, Director of Communications, ECG.