Ghana: Bui Power Authority Denies Recording COVID-19 Case

Fred Oware, CEO of Bui Power Authority

Ghana’s second largest power generation company, Bui Power Authority (BPA) has dismissed media report suggesting that its generation station has recorded a coronavirus case.

In a statement signed by Mr Fred Oware, CEO of the Authority, it said the report is not only false but mischievous.

According to him, there was absolutely nothing like that at BGS or any of their installations across the nation.

“Early on Friday, March 13, 2020, some schools and international agencies closed their offices down due to internal policies on communicable diseases. In view of that, the BPA issued an internal memo signed by me, urging staff whose wards attend those schools and staff who had come in close contact with staff of expatriate organisations to self-quarantine for two weeks,” he explained.

Mr Oware said sadly, this internal memo was found to have leaked on social media platforms.

Subsequently, he explained that this action led to the rendering of apologies to one of the schools which had no confirmed case of coronavirus, though their memo did not portray that.

He further explained that an amicable solution was found to that misunderstanding to close the matter.

“We are, therefore, surprised that Vanguard Newspaper relied on this internal memo to conclude that there was coronavirus at ‘Bui Dam’ (Bui Generating Station). It is absolutely untrue and we ask the newspaper to render an apology and retract the story,” the statement demanded.

The CEO of Bui Dam took the opportunity to assure the general public that his outfit was religiously following the necessary protocols to ensure safety of the dam, health of their staff and those they come in contact with, adding “these protocols, as directed by the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the World Health Organisation, are being followed at the dam site at Bui, Head Office in Accra and all other locations.”









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