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2017-11-14

[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing

2017-11-10

[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed

2017-11-09

[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ˘12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims

2017-11-08

[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again

2017-11-07

[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  

2017-11-06

[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
[B] Energy bond unsuccessful after two tries

2017-11-05

[N] 'We won't compromise on admission malpractices' - UCC & its affiliates
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[ 2017-05-23 ]

President Akufo-Addo

Akufo-Addo's changes to ECG 'sale' agreement quite impressive - PUWU
The Public Utilities and Workers Union says
changes made by the Akufo-Addo government to the
controversial Power Compact Agreement under the
Millenium Challenge Account Compact II are "quite
impressive" but do not still address their germane
concerns.

The General Secretary of PUWU, Michael Nyantakyi
said whilst the union is not necessarily against
the compact agreement, they would rather a better
arrangement is adopted instead of a
concessionaire.

His comments come hours after the first bidders
conference was held Tuesday to ascertain which
concessionaire takes over the management of
Ghana's electricity distributor.

Six private concessionaires are pitching to take
over the management of ECG for at least years 20
years under a Compact II agreement worth over $498
million
Under the previous Mahama agreement the new
concessionaire was to manage the facility for 25
years with 51% per cent share to the private
investor.
There was also a controversial issue about
involuntary layoffs of workers, five years after
the agreement has come into force.

The workers agitated over the details of the
agreement, particularly the involuntary layoffs, a
development which forced the Mahama government to
suspend the bidders conference.

The suspension did little to help the fortunes of
the NDC in the December election. It lost to the
Akufo-Addo regime.

On assuming office, the new administration has
instituted some changes including making ECG the
majority share owner of the company.
Government will now own 51% of the shares under
the new agreement.

Addressing patrons at the bidders conference,
Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko said the new
concessionaire will be required to manage and
carryout some investment when it takes over the
ECG.

"The government is not privatizing the ECG," he
said adding, the ECG will still own the assets of
the company but will lease them out to the
concessionaire for a period of 20 years.

Reacting to the Bidders Conference PUWU General
Secretary said government has already signed the
compact II and PUWU has no problem with that.

He was quick to add though that instead of the
concession, govt should have looked at other
modules of managing ECG.

Michael Nyantakyi said government should have
looked areas where ECG had challenges, opt for a
joint venture with the private investor to solve
those specific challenges rather than choosing a
concessionaire to takeover completely the
management of ECG.

He said government is part of the problem,
insisting if the government had paid its debt,
perhaps the power distributor would not have
gotten into the situation it finds itself now.

The PUWU General secretary however wants the
government to include every detail of the changes
made in the old agreement to the new one that will
be signed with the concessionaire.

Source - Myjoyonline.com



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