Karpowership engages Tema Manhean fishing community

July 6, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com
Karpowership engages Tema Manhean fishing community

As part of its commitment to constantly engage members of the community in which it operates, Karpowership Ghana Limited has held a stakeholder engagement forum with various fishing groups in the Tema Manhean community.

The groups include the Tema Manhean Fishmongers and Smokers Association, Tema Manhean Fishermen Association and Canoe Owners Association. Also present at the forum were representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the TMA Awudom Assembly.

The engagement was organised in a bid to get the community more acquainted with the operations of Karpowership. It was also to provide a platform to discuss issues of mutual benefit to both Karpowership and the people in the Manhean community.

Speaking at the event, Sandra Amarquaye, Communication Specialist for Karpowership Ghana Limited, reiterated the commitment of the company to the welfare of its stakeholders.

“At Karpowership, we are very concerned about the wellbeing of the people in the communities we operate in. That is why we constantly keep in touch through such fora,” she said.

Miss Amarquaye explained that Karpowership would continue to adhere to all environmental standards regarding its operations. She mentioned that the company would continue to supply sustainabl,e reliable and affordable electricity to the country, adding that Karpowership was committed to supplying the second power ship before the end of this year. 

The company has a 235megawatts power ship in Tema, and is expected to provide a second one to make up for the full complement of the 450megawatts the country has contracted it to provide.

Ms. Amarquaye stated that since Karpowership’s entry into the Ghanaian energy market in 2015, the company has supported the Tema Manhean community through various corporate social responsibility initiatives.

“Our corporate social initiatives are in the areas of education, health and sanitation,” she said. “In this regard, we have adopted and furnished the ICT Lab of Manhean Anglican JHS with 30 desktop computers. We have also distributed educational materials to the Manhean Cluster of Schools and provided bursary for about 100 bright but needy students at the Manhean Community.”

The participants of the forum lauded Karpowership for its continual engagement and support. The Secretary for the Tema Manhean Fishmongers and Smokers Association, Cynthia Comey, lauded Karpowership for consistently supporting and engaging the community.

Ms. Amarquaye assured the community that Karpowership is committed to Ghana’s development and will continue to provide reliable, sustainable, and affordable electricity to Ghanaians, and continue to invest in the community through its corporate social initiative projects.