Ghana saves $3.5m a month after choosing Ghanaians over Chinese Engineers.

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Gas Company Limited, Dr. Ben Asante has disclosed that the company has been saving $3.5 million each month. This was possible after the decision to replace Chinese engineers the Ghanaians was implemented.

African countries have over the years spent huge sums of money recruiting expatriate technicians, contractors, and other professionals. Due to unemployment, these large number of graduates have to leave the country to other places to seek for employment.

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Gas Company Limited, Dr. Ben Asante has disclosed that the company has been saving $3.5 million each month. This was possible after the decision to replace Chinese engineers the Ghanaians was implemented. These show how effective working with Ghanaians will be as compared to work with foreigners.

Initially, technical operations of the company’s plant which is located in Ghana of the West African country was run by about 50 Chinese nationals who received huge amounts from the state for their services. Dealing with the excessive cost of managing these Chinese technicians, a consultation was held on the issue with necessary authorities which resulted in the tough replacement decision.

The company wanted to minimize costs so the authorities then recruited and trained 50 Ghanaian engineers to take up the task. The CEO revealed during a recent tour at the facility that Ghana gas has successfully replaced all 50 Chinese expatriate staff.

Describing the performance of the locals so far, the CEO said “they are brilliant and so far we have not had any incidents at the plant”. He is Highly optimistic that, they will maintain the efficiency moving forward.

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