U.S. Welcomes the Government of Ghana’s Announcement to Offer Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector through Concession

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Gene A. Cretz, on behalf of the United States welcomes the decision of the Government of Ghana to pursue private sector participation through a concession of ECG.  In making the announcement during the April 30th Millennium Development Authority Procurement workshop, Deputy Minister of Power John Abdulai Jinapor noted, “we have to transform the power sector.”  The workshop was a forum on Business and Procurement Opportunities under Compact II and was sponsored by the Millennium Development Authority and several business organizations in Ghana.

The Ambassador welcomed the announcement noting the years of due diligence and deliberation required to make this decision and stressed “this will be a competitive selection process to determine who will direct activities of transformation of ECG.  The fact that a decision has been made is a key milestone for moving the Compact forward toward implementation.”