Ghanaian Ambassador to China, H.E. Dr. Winfred Nii Okai Hammond Pays Courtesy Call on Sunon Asogli Power

January 27, 2023

The Ghanaian Ambassador to China, H.E Dr. Winfred Nii Okai Hammond, on Friday, 27th January 2023 paid a courtesy call on management of Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Limited Company. Dr. Hammond who has served as ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, and as a deputy minister for Food and Agriculture in 2005, as well as being an international civil servant for United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), was warmly welcomed to the company by Chairman Mr. Yang Qun and General Manager Jin Zhengyi.

courtesy visit- Gh Amb to China
courtesy visit- Gh Amb to China

Mr. Yang Qun, the Chairman, led discussions on the company’s investments in Ghana. Mrs. Khadija Torbay Lartey then gave an overview of the company and its future plans in renewable energy. Sunon Asogli Power, according to the Chairman, is one of the best and most successful Chinese-invested enterprises in Ghana, as well as one of China’s largest investments in Ghana. He hopes that with Ghana’s growing relationship and friendship with China, China will invest approximately USD1 billion in Ghana’s economy.

Dr. Hammond was overjoyed to visit the plant and learn firsthand about the company’s investment in Ghana’s power sector. He stated that as the government’s representative in China, it was his responsibility to remind the Ghanaian government of the good works that the company and China are doing in the country. He understands that the two countries’ relationship dates back over 60 years, and that the actions of a few people should not be used to break it. He stated that it was critical to strengthen the friendship between the two countries and reminded the company to increase technological development and training capacity for its Ghanaian employees.

courtesy visit5- Gh Amb to China
courtesy visit4- Gh Amb to China

The Ambassador, Dr. Hammond was particularly interested in the company’s investment in renewable energy in Ghana and across Africa. He stated that, with Ghana’s Renewable Energy master plan, there is a need for more investments in renewable energy. He praised the company for this opportunity and encouraged it to pursue additional investments in Ghana. The meeting ended with a tour to the central control room.