Business News of Friday, 13 April 2018
Siemens Ghana has affirmed its commitment to bettering the society and contributing towards job creation as a means of making an indelible mark in Ghana.
The company’s Country Manager, Edmund Acheampong, said “this commitment is strongly enshrined in the Business To Society ethos that defines how we run our business operations in Ghana.”
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.”
The legacy of the company extends across various sectors and industries including the Oil and Gas, Transportation, Manufacturing and Energy industries.
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,” Mr. Acheampong stated.
The company has also 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 added that “Siemens’ contribution to the Ghanaian economy goes beyond its business investments; the company always wants to make a meaningful impact and to empower citizens in communities that the business operates.”
The company is investing intensively to support Ghana’s education system; and 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 an opportunity to gain practical experience, and assist them in getting industry ready.
In February, the company visited the Village of Hope, to present the children with food, clothing, personal hygiene products, and to renovate to their orphanage.
Mr. Acheampong said, “These children are the future of Ghana and investing in their future will not only benefit them, but will in turn, benefit the country. It is important to give them a sense of hope and motivation to work hard at fulfilling their dreams, and with these basic necessities it is possible.”
“Ghana has the potential to compete against some of the world’s best economies and through cooperation between government institutions and private organisations, it is possible. Siemens will continue to support Ghana, its communities and its people to help the country reach its full potential,” Mr. Acheampong concluded.