Edmund Acheampong, Country Manager, Siemens Ghana
Siemens Ghana says it will continue to support Ghana to reach her full potential in power generation since the country has the potential to compete with some of the world’s best economies.
Edmund Acheampong, Country Manager for Siemens Ghana, who disclosed this, said this could be done through cooperation between government institutions and private organisations.
“Our presence in Ghana is geared towards the development of the country. As an integral part of the nation’s corporate community, Siemens is resolute in playing its role and contributing towards creating jobs and developing skills. This commitment is strongly enshrined in the Business To Society ethos that defines how we run our business operations in Ghana,” says.
“Although positive strides have been made, the work to eradicate the triple threat of unemployment, poverty and inequality is part of our core focus in Ghana. Every contribution, no matter how small in the context of the challenges, has to be shared.
He said the legacy of the company extend across various sectors and industries, including the oil and gas, transportation, manufacturing and energy.
“Over the past two years, Siemens has made a considerable investment in Ghana’s energy industry. Through partnerships with local businesses, the company has rolled out the largest steam plant in the country, contributing 330 megawatts (MW) to the national grid and has also been contracted to deliver three gas compression packages.
“For Siemens, powering Ghana is imperative. Energy is a crucial part of economic production and therefore economic growth, and without it communities and businesses cannot function effectively.”
The company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build one of the most efficient combined cycle power plants with a capacity of 660 MW.
Mr Acheampong continued, “Siemens’ contribution to the Ghanaian economy goes beyond its business investments; the company always wants to make a meaningful impact and empower citizens in communities that the business operates.”
The company is investing intensively to support Ghana’s education system; it has joined forces with various higher learning institutions in the region to help empower young, upcoming engineers and technology enthusiasts through the donation of Automation and Training Equipment worth €25,000.00.
The equipment presented to these universities will afford students the opportunity to gain practical experience and assist them get ready for the industry.