Minister for Public Enterprises Pays Working Visit to VRA

The Minister for Public Enterprises, Mr. Joseph Cudjoe has paid a working visit to the Volta River Authority (VRA) to interact with Management and learn at first hand the operations of the Authority.

The visit afforded the Minister the opportunity to share his vision and strategies toward the achievement of the objectives for which President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo established the Ministry of Public Enterprises.

Interacting with Management, Mr. Cudjoe acknowledged the immense contribution the Authority had made to the economies of Ghana and West Africa over the years, and noted, among other things, the bench-marking role the VRA plays in ensuring that the price of power remains relatively low in the country. He said the VRA’s relatively low pricing made it impossible for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to advance any convincing case to sellĀ  power at higher prices.

He lauded ManagementĀ  for the strategic initiatives it had put in place since 2017, which accounted for the remarkable turnaround in the financial fortunes of the Authority to date.

The Chief Executive of VRA, Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, who hosted the Minister and his entourage, thanked him for the visit and reiterated Management’s commitment to sustaining the VRA’s financial gains to ensure that it did not fall on Government for support.

Present with the Chief Executive to receive the Minister and his entourage were the Deputy Chief Executive (Engineering and Operations), Ing. Emmanuel Dankwa Osafo; the Deputy Chief Executive (Finance), Dr. Ebenezer Tagoe; the Deputy Chief Executive (Services), Dr. (Mrs.) I. Stella Agyenim-Boateng; Manager, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Mr. Clement Boakye; Mrs. Tandy Chothia, Manager, Corporate Affairs and External Relations (CA&ER); and Staff of the CA&ER Unit.