Karpowership engages stakeholders at Tema New Town

Karpowership2Karpowership Ghana Limited has held a stakeholder engagement with the Tema Manhean Fishmongers and Smokers Association to get them acquainted with its operations.

The communications Specialist of Karpowership Ghana, Miss Sandra Amarquaye, said the engagement was in line with the Company’s principle of having transparent and sustainable relations with its stakeholders.

“At Karpowership, we value our relationship with our local stakeholders,” she said. “Thus it is important to regularly undertake these engagements so that our stakeholders understand our business and how we operate.  We have had a similar engagement with the fishermen so we thought it best to engage the fishmongers this time.”

Miss Amarquaye used the Ga local Language to demystify Karpower’s operations to the fishmongers.

She stated that Karpowership had been committed to supplying sustainable and affordable electricity to Ghana, since it began producing power in December, 2015.

She explained that Karadeniz Powership Aysegül Sultan, with an installed capacity of 235MW, had been running efficiently and had been producing, on average, 210 MW of uninterrupted electrical energy.

The second ship, she said, which was under construction, would arrive later this year to provide the 450mw contractual capacity.

The use of Low Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil-electricity produced by Karpowership was much cheaper than the use of crude oil and Natural Gas, she said.

Miss Amarquaye said the Company had executed some Corporate Social Responsibility projects for the Tema Community since it began operations last year.

“We have donated learning materials for some schools in the Tema New Town Community,” she said. “We also donated fishing nets to the fishermen; and we presented resource materials to the Tema New Town Police Station.

“Additionally, we have provided potable water for seven community schools, the Tema Manhean Community Clinic, the Tema New Town Police station and the Tema Fishing Harbour, by placing water tanks in 13 different locations.”

This year, she said, the company had plans of donating more educational materials and providing bursary for brilliant but needy students in the Community.

Miss Amarquaye reiterated that as a strategic partner, Karpowership was committed to Ghana’s development and it would continue providing Ghanaians reliable, sustainable, and affordable electricity.

The fishmongers, for their part, said the engagement was an eye-opening experience because Karpower’s presentation had debunked the rumours they had hitherto heard about the Powership.

Ms Cynthia Commey, the Secretary of the Association, said they had realised that the rumours that Karpower was the cause of the high electricity tariffs were not true.

Source: GNA

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