President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed legal practitioner, Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama, as Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
He takes over from Kwame Agyeman–Budu, whose statutory retirement starts next week.
Jones Ofori–Addo, who is the Deputy Managing Director responsible for sales, customer service, and finance, was made Acting Managing Director on May 12, while government finalised the hunt for a substantive officer.
A circular numbered 2022/139, and signed by Cynthia Amartey, ECG director in charge of human resources, said Ofori-Addo’s appointment takes effect from Friday, 13 May 2022.
“All staff are expected to give him the maximum support in the discharge of his duties,” said the circular, copied to a list of personnel including directors, general managers, supervisors, and the general secretary of the Public Utility Workers’ Union (PUWU).
In the letter announcing Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama as the substantive MD on May 13, the Presidency urged the Energy Ministry to trigger necessary modalities to facilitate his regularisation in accordance with Company Act, 2019 (Act 992).
"The President has nominated Mr. Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama for appointment as the Managing Director of Electricity company Ghana Limited (the "Companyl.
"Kindly take the necessary steps to regularise the said appointment in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992) and the regulations of the Company.
"Please accept the President's best wishes," the statement signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante said.
Outgoing ECG MD, Kwame Agyeman-Budu retires on May 17, 2022.
PROFILE OF SAMUEL DUBIK MAHAMA
Samuel Dubik Mahama is a lawyer and a partner at the law firm, Dubik and Associates.
He has been doing business in Ghana for almost 2 decades, having worked in both the private and public sectors.
During his tenure in the public sector, he worked with the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) whose sole aim is to promote foreign direct investment in Ghana, Dubik Mahama served as the head of Monitoring and Evaluation at the GIPC.
During his business life, he has focused mainly on the energy sector where he has worked with American companies such as Bridgewell resources LLC based in Portland Oregon, Gulf South Forest products based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Elsewedy Electricals based in Cairo Egypt for a decade now.
Mahama has wide experience in consulting for local energy, mining, and engineering firms by assisting them to identify viable projects with necessary funding for turnkey projects.
He also serves on the Board of a few companies including Wilkins Engineering Limited, De-Montag Company Limited and Ghana Industrial Holding Company (GIHOC).
Find below the statement from the Presidency.