Genser Energy Ghana Limited, an independent power-producing company with a vision for community and social responsibility, has funded the construction and furnishing of a new block for the Jungle Warfare School of the Ghana Armed Forces in Akyem Achiase in the Eastern Region.
A brainchild of the board chairman of Genser Energy, Nana Osae Nyampong VI, the building, christened the Otwasuom Osae Nyampong VI Block, would serve as accommodation for the demonstration company of the school, providing them with essential amenities for comfortable living and training. The building is equipped with wardrobes, beds with mattresses, washrooms and a water reservoir.
The ceremony was a momentous occasion, attended by military officials, community and religious leaders, and representatives from Genser Energy.
Commissioning the block, Brigadier General Anthony Ntem, Commander, the 17 Army Signal Brigade, expressed gratitude on behalf of the chief of defence staff, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the newly constructed block for long-term use.
“We are very grateful for this kind gesture. I want to entreat the soldiers to put the place into proper use. Maintain the place so that it will last long for us,” he stressed.
For his part, Nana Osae Nyampong VI spoke passionately about Genser’s commitment to uplifting local communities, stressing the importance of empowering Ghanaian institutions like the Jungle Warfare School.
“Ghana can only be built by Ghanaians. What you see here is an effort by Genser to make the soldiers comfortable. Thank you for giving the company [Genser] the opportunity to serve you. The block will help with efficient training,” the board chairman of Genser Energy added.
For Lt Col Jacob Codjoe, the commanding officer of the Jungle Warfare School, the new block was a game-changer. He expressed his excitement and gratitude, highlighting how the improved facilities would positively impact the lives of the trainers and officers.
He said: “We are thrilled to have this block and so grateful to Genser Energy for this kind gesture. It has come at the right time because where my trainers were staying was extremely bad and this has really transformed our lives. We need more blocks to accommodate our officers and trainers.”
Lt Col Codjoe gave praise to the speed and efficiency that was employed to finalize the project – the building was conceived, completed and fully furnished within three months.
With a citation presented to Nana Osae Nyampong VI for his dedication to strengthening the educational landscape of the school, it was clear that Genser Energy’s contribution had not gone unnoticed.
The significance of the Otwasuom Osae Nyampong VI Block extended far beyond its physical structure. It became a symbol of the partnership between the private sector and the military, demonstrating how corporate entities like Genser Energy could play a crucial role in supporting national defence efforts. By providing essential infrastructure and amenities, Genser Energy had not only improved the quality of life for the soldiers but also enhanced the efficiency of their training programs.
Genser Energy’s commitment to education, sports, community development and sustainability exemplified its dedication to creating a brighter future for all Ghanaians.