On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, the GRIDCo Corporate Communications Section hosted their counterparts from the Volta River Authority (VRA). The joint engagement was for the two teams to know each other better and identify areas of learning and collaboration.

Welcoming the VRA team, Nicholina Yembilah, Director of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), commended the VRA Team for initiating the engagement and expressed hope that both sides can maintain a strong cooperation as they lead communications in the Energy Sector. Ing. Yembilah emphasised, “There is the need for effective communication to showcase joint leadership in reshaping communications in the power sector and guiding the media in telling our story the right way.”

Mr. Samuel De Graft-Johnson, a Principal Information Officer, who led the VRA Team, outlined the importance of the two teams connecting. He explained, “Last year, the VRA team engaged some power industry players and institutions for this collaboration, like the Energy Commission (EC), State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), to enable us to have firsthand information to communicate to both our internal and external stakeholders.”

Dzifa Bampoh, GRIDCo’s Manager, Corporate Communications, (MCC), hoped the two teams could build a strong relationship. She delivered a presentation showcasing some of the section’s work such as brand management, crisis management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, and digital media.

Discussions between the two sides were driven by some recent happenings in the Sector, similarities, and differences in how the VRA and GRIDCo Corporate Communications Teams execute their mandate to support Leadership and corporate objectives. Both teams agreed that for improved communication within the power sector particularly in the media and in the public domain, there must be more cooperation, not competition.

The meeting concluded with a tour of the System Control Centre (SCC) led by Ing. Mrs. Sheila Bortey-Kharis. Other officers from both GRIDCo and VRA Communications Outfits were also present.