About the Power Sector in Ghana

ECG Celebrates 50years. +++ 50 Years of Powering the Socio-Economic Growth and Development of Ghana


Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah


Ing. Samuel Boakye Appiah appointed as Ag. Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited in February 2017.

Ing. Boakye-Appiah joined the Electricity Company of Ghana, (ECG) on 4th January, 1990. He had earlier served as a National Service Person at VRA for two (2) years and later worked as an Assistant Electrical Engineer and Electrical Engineer at Bonsa Tyre Company Limited (1987-1988) and Afridec Limited (1988-1989).

At ECG, he has worked in the Engineering, Network Projects, Materials and Transport Directorates and the Office of the Managing Director in his over 25 years’ work experience. Samuel served in the Engineering Directorate and was attached to the Fifth Power Project (Power Five) from 1990 –1994. He was later transferred to the Materials and Transport Directorate in 1995 where he served in various capacities as Purchasing Manager, Stock Control Manager and Ag Materials Manager until 2001. He moved back to the Engineering Directorate as Manager, Construction and was promoted to the grade of General Manager/ Urban Projects, on 1st December, 2003. In 2009, he was transferred to the office of the Managing Director in charge of Special Duties. During this period, he served as a member of ECG’s team for negotiating Power Purchase Agreements with Independent Power Producers and Electricity Tariffs with the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) and executed various assignments across different functional areas of ECG on behalf of the Managing Director.

On 12th March, 2012, he was appointed the Director, Network Projects with the responsibility to ensure smooth and effective implementation of major electrical infrastructure projects in ECG operational area involving network improvements, upgrades, expansion, rehabilitation, automation and rural electrification projects funded by Government of Ghana, Bilateral/Multilateral Funding Agencies, West African Power Pool (WAPP) and Road Agencies.

He has a rich background and experience in Electrical Network Design and Construction, Maintenance, Materials Management, Electric Utility Management, Goods, Works and Services Procurement and Project Management. Ing. Boakye-Appiah has participated in many training programmes both at home and abroad including Electricity Distribution Management Programme in Sweden and Executive Management Training Programme by Electricity Supply Board of Ireland.

 He has made numerous contributions to ECG and Ghana. His contributions include:

  • As Electrical Engineer attached to Fifth Power Project, he used desktop design and interactive site construction techniques to electrify Nima/Maamobi areas which are predominantly urban physically challenged settlements. This approach enabled the project team to overcome challenges posed by similar settlements at Ashaiman, Kwesimintin and Aboabo in Kumasi.
  • He led a team of engineers to install the first Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) facilities at the primary and secondary levels for Accra, Kasoa, and Bogoso and Kumasi. This facility proved to be an effective load management tool for ECG’s network operations.
  • As Head of Projects (2003-2009), he successfully managed various Sub Transmission, Distribution and Network Automation Projects funded by Multilateral/Bilateral funding agencies involving network upgrades, re-enforcement and expansion to remove bottlenecks such as overloads, technical losses, provide redundancy and meet new demand in ECG operational areas.
  • As Chairman of Steering Committees for the ongoing Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Piot Project in Ashanti and the MCC funded Compact II Programme, provided effective leadership to ensure the success of these projects.

As a member of the ECG management team (2012-date) in charge of Network Projects;

  • Provided leadership, guidance and direction to ensure smooth and effective implementation of major electricity infrastructure projects funded by ECG, Bilateral/Multilateral Donors and the Ministry of Power’s Rural Electrification Project.
  • Re-engineered the business processes for capturing, mapping and setting up potential customers in Self Help Electrification Projects (SHEP) to eliminate periodic backlog of unbilled customers after completion of projects.
  • Established the Project Manager’s Forum to train and develop project managers in other departments in ECG to entrench best project management practices throughout ECG.

He has also served in the following capacities:-

-        Member, National Technical Committee which prepared National Standards for manufacture of Wood Poles, Wooden Crossarms, and Stay Wood Blocks

-        Project Manager – Review and improvement of Materials management system in E.C.G.

-        E.C.G Counterpart Staff  - Work study on Construction methods in E.C.G

Born on 27th December, 1957, Ing. Boakye-Appiah had his basic education at V.R.A Experimental School, Akosombo and his secondary education at Koforidua Secondary Technical School (G.C.E “O” Level) 1972-77 and Bishop Herman College, Kpandu (G.C.E “A” Level) 1977-79. He holds a BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering from KNUST-Kumasi 1984, and an EMBA awarded by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra in 2010. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (P.M.P) as well as a member of the Project Management Institute. (PMI). He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (F.GH.I.E). He is a Christian  and married with four children





Ing. Joseph Amakyi


Ing. Joseph Amakyi obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also holds a postgraduate Diploma

Certificate in Organizational Development from the University of Cape Coast. In addition, he successfully obtained an MBA in

Management Information System from the University of Ghana, Legon. Last but not the least, he

holds the credential of certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management

Institute of USA.


Ing. Samuel Laryea Khartey

He joined Electricity Company of Ghana Limited in 1988 as an Assistant Electrical Engineer. He has about thirty(30) years experience in electrical network designs/construction and Project Management. He also has over fourteen years’ experience in Procurement and Logistics Management. He has previously served as Director/Procurement, Manager/Electrical Construction Designs, Manager/Purchasing, General Manager/ Materials Management and General Manager/Goods Procurement Management.

Ing.Khartey holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), an Executive Master of Administration (EMBA) in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School and a Certificate in Procurement Management issued by Crown Agents (UK). Ing.Khartey is a corporate member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers and a Certified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, UK. Ing Khartey served on the Ghana Standards Authority’s Electro-Technical Committee for over two years.


Ing. Tetteh Okyne


Ing. Tetteh Okyne was appointed Deputy Managing Director / Engineering & Operations. Prior to his appointment, Ing. Okyne was the Director of Operations, and before that, he was General Manager/Protection & Control. He had also worked in various departments in ECG operations. Indeed he brings a wealth of operational experience and strong leadership from over 30 years in the energy distribution sector.


In his management role as Director of Operations, Ing. Tetteh Okyne was responsible for  the Operation and Maintenance of the distribution systems of ECG and the provision of continuous, safe and reliable power supply to Customers. His portfolio includes the administrative responsibility of all Regional and General Managers in the Operations Directorate. 


Ing. Okyne holds a B.Sc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering and an Executive MBA in Entrepreneur Management.  He is a Corporate member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE).





Cephas Galley Esq.

Cephas Galley Esq. currently serves as Director of Legal Services, supervising; the Litigation, Contracts & Wayleaves, Investigation & Prosecution Divisions.
He joined the company in May, 2004 as Manager- Litigation and rose to the position of General Manager - Contracts & Wayleaves and was appointed Ag. Director of Legal Services in June 2014.
He has been involved in almost all the structuring and negotiation of the power purchase deals of the Company. He was part of the Ghana delegation that negotiated the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) I &II with the African Development Bank and the World Bank. He is the representative of the Company on the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) for the 450 MW West African Power Pool (WAPP) Domuli Regional Power Generation Facility.
He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and African Society of International Law.
He obtained his first degree in B.A (Hons) (Law & Sociology) from University of Ghana. He proceeded to pursue a professional law course at Ghana School of Law. On completion, he qualified as a Barrister-At-Law and Solicitor and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1994. He was admitted as a Notary Public of the Republic of Ghana in 2007.
Cephas Galley Esq. holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law & Sustainable Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.
He graduated with a Masters in Energy Law & Policy (LL.M) from University of Dundee, United Kingdom. Furthermore, he holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana.
He has undertaken various courses both in Ghana and abroad in the areas of:

• Financial securities
• Enterprise and Investment Law
• Procurement
• International Business Transactions Negotiations
• Infrastructure Development Law
• Corporate Governance and Secretarial Practices


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