Some senior journalists from media houses in all eleven Districts in the Volta Region have been taken through a full-day’s training on ECG’s Distribution system.
The engagement, which forms part of ongoing engagements by the Public Relations Unit to continuously expose media personnel to the operations of the Electricity Company of Ghana, comprised a training session, and a tour of the Ho mains Primary substation.
Welcoming the Journalists, the Volta Regional General Manager, Ing. Joseph Forson, underscored the importance for journalists to properly understand the electricity distribution system.
“As a first line of contact for most of our customers, your understanding of how electricity gets to customers, and what sometimes causes outages, will help you to properly mediate and engage your listeners when there are challenges”, Ing Forson said. He noted that an ill-informed media negatively impacts the perception and reactions of customers towards ECG’s operations.
Ing. Forson promised continuous engagements with the media, as the Company aims to attain deeper cooperation and understanding from its cherished customers and stakeholders.
The Volta Regional Engineer, Ing. Bernard Tetteh facilitated the training session. He was supported by the Regional Projects Engineer, Ing. Castro Dogbeda and the Regional Maintenance Engineer, Ing. Mawunyo Akwetey.
In all, about forty (40) journalists from local radio stations in the Region, correspondents of National Daily Newspapers and of media houses in Accra were present at the engagement.