Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason, South Africa High Commissioner to Ghana Visits Sunon Asogli Power

Sunon Asogli Power’s management had the privilege of welcoming H.E. Grace Mason to its Kpone thermal plant. The visit follows a courtesy call last month to the embassy in Accra by a business delegation led by the company’s Chairman, Mr. Yang Qun, and Director, Togbe Afede XIV.

Togbe Afede XIV, speaking on behalf of the company, thanked Her Excellency for keeping her promise to visit Sunon Asogli Power. He then used the occasion to highlight the company’s accomplishments as well as some of its challenges since 2007. Togbe Afede XIV explained that what is notable is the “Shenzhen Speed”—the passion and record time at which Shenzhen Energy executes its projects. He later requested the High Commissioner’s assistance in making Shenzhen Energy’s vision of establishing a presence in South Africa a reality as soon as possible.

The South African High Commissioner, H.E. Grace Jaenet Mason for her part, welcomed the company’s pledge to invest in South Africa’s power sector. She emphasized that South Africa’s electricity market is more developed and stable, providing a better investment climate for investors. She added that South Africa is also politically stable, with the rule of law and additional laws protecting investors. She went on to say that Shenzhen’s energy investment in South Africa’s power sector will come at an optimal time because it will increase the country’s electricity supply.

She mentioned that Ghana has many South African investments in operation. She emphasized, however, that investment between the two countries has historically been one-way, so she is pleased that Ghana is acting as a conduit for Chinese investment into South Africa.

Her Excellency invited Sunon Asogli to attend the 2023 South Africa Investment Conference, which will be held in Johannesburg in mid-April.