Lee Adoboe ACCRA (Xinhua) -- Ghana’s growing power
sector demand has generated lots of interest in some global
power sector players, including Chinese power companies.
This was revealed by participants at
the POWERLEC Exhibition and Conference which ended here late
Saturday to find solutions to Ghana’s growing energy needs.
Guangzhou Kusing, a diesel and petrol
generator manufacturing firm from Guangzhou, China, was one such
company that used the exhibitions to strengthen its market hold
in Ghana and West Africa.
Vivian, a representative of the
company, told Xinhua that the Ghanaian market was very good and
placed a high demand for their products.
“We started supplying generators to
Ghana from 2007 until now and Ghanaian market is very nice
because in Guangzhou we have Ghanaians coming to our
showroom to tell us the market needs good quality products
that they can use for a long time,” she explained.
She pledged: “So we would like to
cooperate with our agents to distribute generators to
Ghanaians. Many customers come back every year to buy
another generator for another customer. Our future plan is
to build a wholesale here and offer good after-sale services
so the exhibition is for Ghanaians to know us.”
Rato Technology, a gasoline generator
manufacturer from Chongqing of China, which has already
established a presence in Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and
Morocco, was also at the exhibition to seek an opening in Ghana.
Unlike the other companies, Nanjing
Solark, a wholly Renewable Energy company, has also made inroads
into Ghana and the West African market.
Jocelyn Yu, Marketing Manager for
Solark, said the company already had customers in Togo, Benin
“We have good partners here so that’s
why we are here. Ghana is a special country and there is the
need for electricity. We found some agents here because some
end-users cannot contact us or buy from us directly so they
have to buy from the agent.
“They need after-sale service and
warranty for them so we have the agent here and that is the
way we can do the work bigger here in Ghana. The price of
solar now is cheap. In China the price of the panels is very
low,” Yu stated.
Edmund Addo, Chief Operating Officer
for Iskus Power, Ghana Limited, local agents for Solark, said
the products of the Chinese firm were suitable for Ghana’s
“We find our dealership with Solark
very interesting because they represent what we call the
future. Ideally, they are producing quite an innovative
product, solar air condition, which in our part of the world
will help a lot of companies, individuals and residential
homes,” he observed.
Addo is of the view that users of
these products stand to save quite a lot in terms of money they
spend monthly on electricity, adding that the partnership
between the two companies had a very bright future.