Siemens commits to continued investments in Ghana

Accra, Aug. 13, GNA
– Technology giant Siemens Ghana has reiterated its commitment to Ghana with a
pledge to continue to invest in the economy.

Speaking at the
third Ghana Customer Day in Accra, Mr Edmund Acheampong, Country Director,
Siemens Ghana, said the company’s contributions in the last three years has
gone beyond investment to support for science and technology institutions.  

Under the theme:
‘Technology as a catalyst for business and economic development’ the event was
attended by a large number of the company’s customers.

The day presents the
opportunity to display Siemens technology across the energy, oil and gas,
transportation, power generation and transmission spectrum to customers and
potential customers.

It also created a
platform for engaging conversations on some pertinent issues around technology
and economic development.

He said the company
has been contributing in diverse ways to the economy of Ghana citing the
numerous corporate social responsibility initiatives embarked on by the company
across the country.

Mr Acheampong said
the company has contributed to the empowerment of young and upcoming engineers
and has established a Siemens automation laboratory at the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

“Just last month,
July 2019 Siemens handed over the refurbished ICT laboratory, fitted with 45
new computers to the Sekondi College,” he said, adding that it would afford the
students the opportunity to get practical knowledge.

“Over the past three
years, Ghana has experienced the ingenuity of Siemens’ solutions across various
sectors of the Ghanaian economy including oil and gas, transportation,
manufacturing and energy industries,” he said.

He said Siemens has
cutting edge technology and solutions for the world, Africa and for Ghana.

He said leveraging
digital technology with electrification and automation domain could help build
a more resilient country.

Mr Acheampong said
Siemens data visualisation project known as FABRIC launched at the German
Africa Business Summit in Accra in February this year was a key demonstration
of the importance of data in transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart
cities of the future.

“The interactive
initiative previously launched in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya showcases
African ecosystems and how by understanding data patterns, we can make smart
decisions in connecting people and technology, ultimately building solutions
with purpose,” he said.

The project, he
said, used Jamestown and its immediate surrounding areas as a case study due to
the town’s strong culture and powerful history.

He said data
combined with technology would leapfrog Africa urban centres into smart cities.

Mr Acheampong said
Siemens was ready to support the digitalization drive that would allow Africa
to exploit the opportunities in the manufacturing sector to drive growth.

Alhaji Hafiz Adam,
Chief Director, Ministry of Business Development, commended Siemens for its
interventions in the economy and called on the company to support Ghana in
making the best use of its natural resources.