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The Board & Principal Officers


THE BOARD

The Board of the Authority comprises mainly of institutional members representing the interests of major customers or providing key support to the business of the Authority in specified technical areas of competence. There are eight (8) members including the Chairperson.


The present Board Members (as at March 1, 1999) are:

The Chairperson

    Mr. E.A.Kwabla Kalitsi, (Retired Chief Executive, Volta River Authority)

The Members

    Mr. Gilbert Ohene Dokyi, (Chief Executive, Volta River Authority)
    Mr. Musa B. Adam, ( Managing Director, Electricity Company of Ghana)
    Mr. W. Ron Helton, (Managing Director, Volta Aluminium Company Ltd)
    Mr. Kofi Ansah, (Chief Executive, Minerals Commission)
    Professor R.D. Baeta, (Department of Physics, University of Ghana)
    Mr. K. Wiafe, (Deputy Chief Executive, Irrigation Development Authority)
    Mr. Larry Adjetey, (Private Legal Practitioner, Accra)

The Secretary to the Board

    Mrs Theresa Akuffo-Freeman, (Director, Training & Development, VRA)


Annual Reports & Accounts

Although copies of the Annual Reports and Accounts are normally not circulated to the General Public, copies are available for reference in the VRA Library at the HeadOffice in Accra and in most offices of the Authority across Ghana.

Our Board Chairman's Annual Remarks gives you a great overview of our development and growth as a national public institution:

 Select a Year!!

1962

1963

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

 

The Previous Chairpersons of the Board

1962 - 1965

 Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, The President of Ghana

1966 - 1970

 Mr. J.W.K. Harlley, Inspector General of Police & Member, NLC

1971

 Dr. I.B. Asafu-Adjaye, Private Medical Practitioner

1962 - 1973

 Professor K. Bentsi-Enchill, Law Professor, University of Ghana

1974

 Mr. E. K. Okoh, Diplomat

1975 - 1976

 Mr. Justice Nii Amarh Ollennu, Justice of the Court of Appeal

1977 - 1979

 Mr. Justice Enoch Edusei, Justice of the Court of Appeal

1980 - 1981

 Dr. Ivan Addae Mensah, Chemistry Lecturer, University of Ghana

1982 - 1984

 Mr. J.S. Addo, Governor, Bank of Ghana

1985 - 1988

 Mr. E.Q.H. Acquah, Retired Managing Director, Elec.Corp of Ghana

1989 - 1998

 Mr. Ato Ahwoi, (Mg. Director, Cashpro Ltd), ex-PNDC Secretary of State, Fuel & Power

1998 -

 Mr. E.A.K. Kalitsi, Retired Chief Executive, VRA

The First Board of the Authority (1962)

 The Chairperson

    Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (President of the Republic of Ghana)

The Members

    Mr. F.J. Dobson, (Chief Executive, Volta River Authority)
    Mr. E.L. Quartey, (Chief Engineer, Electricity Department)
    Mr. Chad F. Calhoun, (Legal Counsel, Volta Aluminium Company Ltd)
    Nene Azzu Mate Kole, (Konor of Odumase-Krobo Traditional Area)
    Mr. J.V.L. Phillips, (Principal Secretary, Ministry of Works & Housing)
    E. Ayeh-Kumi, (Chief Executive, Industrial Development Commission)

The Secretary to the Board

    Mr H.F. Winful, (Executive Secretary, VRA)

The Roll of the Pioneer Principal Officers of the Authority

as at December 1962

    Mr. F.J. Dobson, Chief Executive [Canadian]
    Mr. J.H. Rogers, Chief Engineer [Canadian]
    Mr H.F. Winful, Executive Secretary
    Mr N.G. Ahbyankar, Chief Finance Officer [Indian]
    Mr. E.A.K. Kalitsi, Chief Resettlement Officer
    Mr. E.A.K. Akuoko, Counsel
    Mr.L.P. Larsen, Chief Accountant

 

The Roll of Chief Executives of the Authority

1962 - 1965

 Frank J. Dobson, a Canadian recruited from Ontario Hydro

1966 - 1980

 Dr Emmanuel L. Quartey

1980 - 1991

 Louis Casely-Hayford

1991 - 1998

 Erasmus Alexander Kwabla Kalitsi

1998 to date

 Gilbert Ohene Dokyi


THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS as at March 1, 1999

The Principal Officers of the Authority comprise the Chief Executive, his Deputies and the Directors (heads) of Departments.

Each Deputy Chief Executive is responsible for one of the three (3) branches of the Authority. These are the Resources & Services Branch, Engineering & Operations Branch and the Corporate Planning & Finance Branch. There are a number of departments under each branch headed by Directors.

One special page on this site relates to the structure of the departments in more detail. Please feel free to visit it also.

It is thus with great pleasure that we introduce our Principal Officers to you. You may reach them also by email. General enquiries may be forwarded to the Director, Organisational Services who is responsible for the Authority's Public Affairs.

Name & Designation

Direct Telephone

Work Location

Gilbert O. Dokyi, Chief Executive

+233-21-666037

Head Office, Accra

Jabesh Amissah-Arthur, Deputy Chief Executive(E&O)

+233-21-662722

Head Office, Accra

Richard O. Okrah, Deputy Chief Executive(R&S)

+233-21-663008

Head Office, Accra

Vacant, Deputy Chief Executive(CP&F)

+233-21-666160

Head Office, Accra

J. Sowa Okpoti, Advisor on Operational Matters

+233-21-665238

Head Office, Accra

Mrs Theresa W. Akuffo-Freeman, Board Sectry

+233-21-664941

Head Office, Accra

Eric N. Yankah, Internal Audit

+233-21-221132

Pegasus Hse, Accra

Rev. Ishmael N. Ghansah, Real Estate & Environment

+233-21-221130

Pegasus Hse, Accra

Mrs Ellen Essilfie, Organisational Services

+233-21-663715

Head Office Accra

Seth K. Afawubo, Materials Management

+233-21-665073

Tema

Joseph Wiafe, Transmission Systems

+233-22-302710

Tema

Joshua K. Ofedie, Finance

+233-21-664940

Head Office Accra

Joe Sutherland, Transport

+233-21-665207

Head Office Accra

Benjamin O. Afeng, Generation Systems

+233-251-740

Akosombo

Ishmael Aryee, Technical Services

+233-251-755

Akosombo

Andrews Nii Addy, Legal Services

+233-21-780118

Head Office Accra

Richmond Evans-Appiah, Eng. Design & Constrn

+233-251-620

Akuse

F. Kwame Yeboah, Personnel

+233-21-221191

Pegasus Hse, Accra

Ms. Philomena Baaba Bruce, Mgmt Information Systems

+233-21-666033

Head Office, Accra

Dr. Victor O. Okoh, Health & Safety

+233-251-593

Akosombo

Freddie Sowah, Akosombo GS Retrofit Project

+233-21-660047

Akosombo

Suraj O. Amadu, Northern Electricity Dept

+233-71-22363

Tamale

Mrs Theresa W. Akuffo-Freeman, Training & Development Dept

+233-251-705

Akuse

Robert O. Ankrah, Takoradi ThermalPower Project

+233-31-21411

TTPP, Takoradi

Kofi Asante-Okai, Planning & Programming

+233-21-665227

Head Office Accra

You can also reach any of the above officers by calling any of the following telephone numbers below:

    +233-21-664941 or 221124

    Pegasus House Accra

    +233-21-221136

    Akosombo

    +233-251-751

    Akuse

    +233-251-705

    +233-71-22381

    Takoradi

    +233-31-21700

    +233-22-302666 or 303330


 

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© VRA/Eric Yankah, March 1999

Eric N. Yankah, Volta River Authority, Electro-Volta House,
 28th February Road, P.O.Box MB77 Accra, GHANA

enyankah@vra.com or enyankah@ghana.com Tel +233-21-221132 or 221134 Fax +233-21-662610