The state company Electricity of Ghana (ECG)’s then-Managing Director Cephas Gakpo announced in April 2010 that US$430 million would be dedicated to improving electricity distribution within the next six to 18 months. But by the end of 2011, lack of solutions to deal with illegal connections and frequent unannounced power outages continued, culminating in the dissolution of ECG’s board of directors. Anas Aremeyaw Anas reports what an undercover investigation revealed and where ECG stood at the time of this report.
This report is part of The Corruption Notebooks, from the 2011 Global Integrity Report.
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