SIEMENS Ghana has indicated its commitment to empowering the future of engineering in the country.
As a result, it has joined forces with various higher learning institutions in the country to help empower young and upcoming engineers and technology enthusiasts.
Through the partnership, the company donated automation and training equipment worth €25,000.00 to help the students gain practical experience to make them ready for the industry.
This was disclosed by the Country Manager for Siemens Ghana, Mr Edmund Acheampong, in a release that was copied to the Daily Graphic.
“These students 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,” he stated.
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“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,” he added.
He said Ghana had the potential to compete with some of the world’s best economies, and through cooperation between government institutions and private organisations, it was possible.
“Our presence in Ghana is rooted in working 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,” he said.
“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 added.
Investments in energy
Mr Acheampong also pointed out that the company had over the last two years made investments in the country’s energy sector.
Through partnerships with local businesses, he said, it had also rolled out the largest steam plant in the country contributing 330 megawatts (MW) to the national grid and had also been contracted to deliver three gas compression packages.
“The company 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 in the country,” he noted.
“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,” he added.