GE works in Ghana to support economic growth through infrastructure development especially in the power, healthcare and transport sectors. GE is working with Ghana’s leaders, including the country’s Energy Minister, on plans to develop the critical infrastructure needed for continued energy management in the country.
GE recently opened a new 200-capacity permanent office in Accra, with a total of 45 employees – 95% of which are Ghanaians. The employee count is expected to grow up to 60 by the end of 2014.
Beyond providing equipment, GE is a solutions provider in Ghana, working with the government, corporate customers and other stakeholders to solve infrastructure challenges in power, healthcare and transport. GE has tripled its number of employees in Ghana since 2011 and remains committed to developing young leaders committed to excellence and integrity.
Through the Ghana 1000 project, a power project initiated by GE in conjunction with Endeavor Energy and Eranove (formerly Finagestion), the government aims to create what would be Sub Saharan Africa’s largest power park, providing more than 1000MW to the national grid once completed. The project is coupled with a floating LNG vessel (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) to supply gas to the power plant, an integrated gas to power solution that is expected to lower the costs of electricity.
The five-year project is expected to boost Ghana’s power generation capacity by 50% from the current 2000MW installed capacity.
GE signed a healthcare MOU with the government of Ghana in 2013, and as of 2014, there has been a shipment of 400 Vscans, GE’s portable ultrasound device. There is an option for an additional 1600 Vscan to be supplied. GE is spearheading a training execution plan for the VScan program, which is currently in development.
Other Healthcare footprints in Ghana include:
- Development of Training Execution plan for CHPS workers for Vscan program
- Leadership, Innovation and Strategy (LIS Workshop) held in Istanbul November 2013 to contribute to public sector capacity building. 6 members of Ministry of Health and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital were in attendance
- Launch of independent feasibility study to develop Public-Private Partnership (PPP) COE project at KBTH
- Working with Private Investors (Invictus Africa and MED X Healthcare) to develop 10 DI centres in the next 5 years
GE signed an MOU with Ghana to create a consortium for the rehabilitation of the Western Line.
GE is committed to the sustainable development of Ghana’s future. Our approach is to empower people by building valuable skills, equip communities with new tools and technology, and elevate ideas that are helping to solve Africa’s challenges.
Through GE Kujenga , our corporate citizenship program in Africa, GE Ghana has donated 30 laptops, refurbished a computer laboratory and instituted an IT training program for Unity Cluster of schools. This cluster located in Kotobabi, Accra previously had 3 computers for its 1000+ students. Under this initiative GE also provided free eye care and eyewear to 1300 residents of Nima
GE also supported the Village of Hope Orphanage with cash donations towards the payment of school fee for orphans; the repainting of orphanage; as well as mentorship to the orphans. GE Ghana also has a longstanding partnership with Ashesi University Ghana where students are actively engaged in job shadowing, mentorship programs and internship opportunities.
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