“We are all in this together and our shared success can dramatically change lives.”
Raoul Gamsu, CEO of holding company Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited (CIG), who spoke at the conference, appealed to stakeholders in the African power sector to work together as he believes, collectively, a dramatic impact on the continent can be made. “The increase in productivity provided by sound power infrastructure can dramatically change the lives of those who live on this continent. Children have light to read, manufacturers have the ability to produce high quality goods, intra-regional trade increases, hospitals can better serve their patients, and our cities rival those in Europe, North America and Asia. Yet, what prevents us from having a greater impact collectively?”, he questioned.
“The private sector has differing viewpoints to the public sector, and while I believe both arguments have merit, a key aspect of the current situation appears to have been ignored. We are all in this together and our shared success can dramatically change lives. This means that we must all work hard to deliver on our mandates while understanding varying viewpoints of those across the table. We need to listen to the other side”, he said.
Leading the way in Grid Services and Solutions
Frank Spencer in charge of business development for renewables at CONCO Energy Solutions, commented as follows about the event: “It’s the best conference I have attended. We acquired good contacts and leads, especially in regard to solar PV solutions and I envisage that one of CONCO Energy Solutions’ main focuses over the next 5 to 10 years will be solar PV projects. CONCO certainly stood out as a company with a strong African presence and good vertical integration and we are definitely at the cutting edge of technology for grid services and solutions.”