Gensar Power Company Supports College of Health Science

Published: 09 Apr 2014 Source: University Relations Office (URO)

Gensar Power Ghana Limited, a fully Ghanaian-owned independent energy company, has supported the College of Health Science (CHS) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with three hundred thousand United States dollars (US$300,000). The grant is to support the activities of the College.

Gensar Power Supports CHSThe donation took place at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Gensar Energy Company and the CHS, KNUST.  The Memorandum of Understanding among other things seeks to encourage students and to support the activities of the College especially the School of Medical Sciences (SMS) through awards, internships, national service and graduate employment. The five-year agreement would also give concessionary admission to students from deprived areas of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gensar Power Plant, Nana Osae Nyampong VI.

The CEO, Nana Osae Nyampong VI, said Gensar Power Ghana Limited was a private Ghanaian company established five (5) years ago to solve some of the energy challenges facing the country and Africa. Gensar has constructed three (3) power plants. The first plant was constructed at Bogoso in 2008. The second was constructed for Unilever to go off the national grid. He continued that Gensar was in the process of constructing a coal gasification plant in Chirano and hoped to construct a plant in Saltpond before the year ended.

Nana Osae Nyampong IV said Genser recognised the need for a good human resource and that was why his outfit had collaborated over the years with KNUST particularly the College of Engineering and was extending it to the CHS.  He revealed plans to partner KNUST in aeronautic engineering in the future.

Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor, was grateful to the board and management of Genser for the partnership and hoped that in the years to come Genser would include all colleges of the University in the partnership. Prof. Ellis noted that there was a high demand for courses in the CHS notably Medicine and Dentistry. He said the high cost of training coupled with the high demand called for more support from stakeholders and industry to help train more professionals for the country.  He lauded Genser as a stakeholder in KNUST and also appealed to them to assist the CHS in infrastructural development. He pledged the support of the University for Genser.

Gensar Power Company Supports CHS

Kobby Yebo Okrah, Registrar of the University, lauded Genser for funding the activities of the University. Mr. Yebo Okrah said the University welcomes support for its operations and activities, and commended Genser for funding education.

Nana Osae Nyampong IV, CEO of Gensar signed the MOU on behalf of his Company whiles Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor and Kobby Yebo Okrah, Registrar, signed on behalf of the University.

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