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Siemens to create 500 jobs in Ghana

Siemens to create 500 jobs in Ghana

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The newly appointed country director for Siemens,a German based energy producing company, Mr. Zak Rahman, has hinted that  the company will  create around 400 to 500 direct and indirect jobs in Ghana. 

Creating such job opportunities for the people he added,   will help lessen the increasing unemployment syndrome in Ghana thereby helping to improve  on the socio-economic lives of the people.

Mr. Rahman who also  doubles as the Ghana representative for Kovosta Fluid and P.B.C Industries, both Czech Republic based companies  , pointed out that plans are far advance to set up the company’s office in Accra and in the Western Region to kick start its operations.

Speaking exclusively to this reporter in Accra, said his outfits  will partner  the  government to solve incessant energy crisis bedeviling the country by producing around ‪100-200‬ MW of power to the government and between 5-16 MW of power to private companies in the country.

Mr. Rahman who traveled to both Germany and the  Czech Republic with his boss , the     Honourable Nana Appiah Nuamah 11,
Member of the council of state for  the Central Region, indicated that they have approached three different private companies who have all shown interest to work with Siemens and it’s partners  to achieve  its objectives.  He was however tight-lipped on the three private companies they are in negotiations with .

On what benefit Ghana would derive from the establishment of a Siemens office in the country, Mr. Rahman noted that Ghana stands to benefit enormously looking at the employment both direct and indirect it will create for the people with attractive salaries for both degree and even non certificate holders.

Mr. Rahman who is also the  Chief Executive Officer for A.R.Z Holdings, a recruitment ,internship placement and construction company says he been a Ghanaian and  in the recruitment sector, understands perfectly the dynamics of certicate and non certificate holders in job hunting and that they will put all into consideration when employing the people.

On his plans for the company in Ghana , the country director who is also the President of the Private Employers Guild Ghana, an association of recruitment agencies, disclosed that been cognizant of the challenges government faces in energy generation, they are looking at how best to lobby the government to offer the company the chance to venture into the One District One Factory  (1D1F) flagship program to enable them build bio plants in about hundred districts with independent power.

He revealed that he hopes  to expand Siemens’s  activities beyond the shores of Ghana to cover  the whole of the West African sub-region within the next five years.

My main focus is for  Siemens to be the best energy producing company in West Africa within the next five years , with me at the helm of affairs ” he said.

Mr. Zak Rahman said amongst his main  focus also is to push the Zongo agenda forward. I want to help my fellow Zongo indigenes to succeed in life and contribute their quota to Ghana’s socio-economic development.

As a Zongo person, I always have the community at heart and will make sure I use my new position to benefit my people hugely .

He applauded the government for the setting up of the Ministry of Zongo and Inner-cities Development which according to him if well executed will help solve a lot of the problems bedeviling the Zongo communities.

He  mentioned that education among other things has been the main challenge facing the Zongo communities. He called on the leadership  of the  country to create an enabling environment and opportunities such as scholarships  for the youth of the Zongos to succeed.

 By  Mohammed Saani Ibrahim 

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