Dennis Miracles Aboagye, a member of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) communications team, believes that the nation’s electrical grid should be decentralized.
He emphasized that the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) monopoly in the power sector should be broken up since it is not beneficial for ECG to have complete control over electricity delivery.
In order to address potential issues and inconvenience the consumers, the Director of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development at the Presidency cited practices elsewhere where water and power delivery is decentralized.
“I think we like centralization too much in Ghana. Everything is centered in one bottle. Maybe I’m saying this because I’m a decentralization person but when you go to other jurisdictions, things like water and electricity, they are decentralized,” he said.
In order to ensure that there is always an option when ECG encounters a problem, he offered a classic example of the United States and said that each State conducts herself differently, particularly with regard to energy delivery. He therefore proposed that Ghana join this effort.
“Imagine if we decentralized it over the entire nation, with each of the sixteen Regions having its own power company limited. If someone wanted to attack us and our energy sector, they couldn’t do it simultaneously.
On Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo,” he highlighted that “this one, the entire country is closing down because one individual, one business, or one board is deciding our entire energy; it’s odd.” “discussion schedule.