Technology giants, Siemens, has expressed its preparedness to turn around the fortunes of Africa and Ghana for that matter through its expert technology.
This will be done through cutting edge technology aimed at addressing the increasing unemployment levels in the sub-region, to propel economic development in its operating countries particularly Ghana.
The Country Manager of Siemens Ghana, Edmund Acheampong, made the promise at the company’s ‘Ghana Customer Day’ in Accra on Thursday.
He shed light on Siemens technology in the energy, oil and gas, transportation, power generation and transmission spectrum to customers and potential customers.
Mr. Acheampong admitted that Africa has not been able to reap the benefits of its youthful population due to the inadequate technology-oriented approaches in the production chain.
“We want to make a meaningful impact and empower citizens in the communities that we do business in. Siemens’ contribution to the Ghanaian economy goes beyond our business investments. We are an avid supporter of science, engineering and technology education in the country. Africa workforce is young. So they will be a dire need for a digitally equipped labour force and to utilize the smart technologies of the future and Siemens is ready.”
The customer day also creates a platform for engaging conversations on some pertinent issues around technology and economic development.
As Ghana continues to make strides towards a better future, Siemens is here to provide the needed cutting edge technology and solutions.
“There is growing adoption of intelligence to change certain sectors, but the real opportunities for Africa lie in production, energy, and transportation. If successfully implemented, digitization will result in the establishment of new industries, new jobs, or exponentially increase in the skills development and drive economic growth, and with that established track record, we are well-positioned to use our expertise, automation, electrification, and digitalization to do that for job creation”, he added.
Siemens in Ghana is an integral part of Ghana’s corporate community.
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.
Equipping educational institutions towards the goal
An avid supporter of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Siemens has joined forces with various institutions of higher learning to empower young, upcoming engineers and technology enthusiasts and build the capacity of these institutions to deliver quality, world-class education.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, for example, has received automation and training equipment worth €25,000.00.
Last month, Siemens handed over the refurbished ICT laboratory, fitted with 45 new computers to the Sekondi College.
A technology giant with over 165 years of excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and with hands-on experience in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Siemens offers products, systems, and solutions across the electrification, automation, and digitalization value chain.
The company has been in Africa for over 158 years igniting a history of innovation and social development.
As an integrated technology company, Siemens aims to play a constructive role in Africa‘s success story.