Herbert Krapa Replaces Keli Gadzekpo As Board Chairman Of ECG

Herbert Krapa 


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Herbert Krapa, Deputy Minister for Energy, as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

This comes after Keli Gadzekpo, who has chaired ECG since 2017, submitted his resignation letter with an effective date of Tuesday, 9th April 2024.

The appointment of Mr. Krapa as the new Chairman of ECG comes at a critical time, as Ghana is currently facing power supply challenges that the President is committed to resolving swiftly.

Despite his new role, Mr. Krapa will continue serving as a Deputy Minister for Energy.

In his new position, Mr. Krapa is expected to provide leadership to the ECG board and ensure coordination within the power sector for stable electricity supply to Ghanaian consumers. The President has expressed discontent with the recent power situation and tensions between ECG, the Ministry of Energy, and other key agencies such as GRIDCo, VRA, and Ghana Gas.

Efforts are already underway to address issues such as VRA prioritizing power exports over local supply, which has contributed to unreliable electricity provision.

President Akufo-Addo has emphasized the need to prioritize the domestic power market in upcoming meetings with energy sector stakeholders.

The appointment of a deputy minister as Chairman of ECG aims to improve coordination among sector agencies and strengthen communication between ECG and the Ministry of Energy.

It is hoped that this move will help address the challenges facing the power sector and bring about improvements in the delivery of electricity to the Ghanaian public.

As Ghana Gas prepares for a maintenance shutdown in April, all parties involved are urged to work together to minimize any negative impact on power supply. The cooperation and collaboration of ECG, the Ministry of Energy, and other agencies will be crucial in ensuring a stable and reliable electricity supply for the people of Ghana.

By Vincent Kubi