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26.01.2010 General News

Prez Assures Service Providers Of Support

By Daily Graphic
President John Evans Atta MillsPresident John Evans Atta Mills
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Presdident John Evans Atta Mills has given the assurance that the government, in its desire to ensure effective national development, will continue to provide the necessary platform and support for service providers to explore investment opportunities to consumers their services.

In the interim, however, he charged the utility service providers to improve on service delivery in order to give value for money to the people.

He expressed grave concern over the increasing public complaints about poor utility services being rendered by the providers and urged them to take customers seriously by improving on their services.

President Mills expressed the concern when a delegation from General Electric Services (GE), an international utility service provider, called on him at the Castle, Osu in Accra, yesterday.

“Ghanaians should no longer be made to suffer for the inadequacies of the utility service industry,” he said.

Acknowledging the genuine challenges confronting the service providers, President Mills said it was critical that the providers significantly improved on their services.

He said the government was constantly monitoring the performance of the utility services industry and gave the assurance that measures were in place to prevent the providers from exploiting the public.

The President said as the government was desirous of effective national development, his administration would continue to provide the necessary platform and support for the service providers to explore investment opportunities that would benefit Ghanaians.

He lauded the increasing investments of General Electric Services in Ghana and assured the company of the government’s desire to provide an excellent environment and co-operation to enable it to run its businesses.

President Mills expressed particular interest in the company’s operations in the energy sector, noting that “power generation is of paramount interest to the government because of its strategic importance for job creation and sustainability”.

“I wish to assure you of our determination to open our doors to investors, particularly in the energy sector,” he stressed.

The General Electric Services, a US-based multinational firm operating in various sectors, particularly the energy and health sectors, in a number of countries, is far advanced with plans to invest in power generation in Ghana.

The Chief Executive Officer of GE, Mr Jeff Immelt, said the company was committed to participating in the power generation industry to support efforts at increasing power supply in Ghana. Share Your Thoughts on this article Name Email Location Comments Graphic Ghana may edit your comments and not all comments will be published

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