Sierra Leonean Minister of Energy Visits Prefos Ltd
A powerful government delegation from the West African country of Sierra Leone has paid a two-day visit to Prefos Ltd in Kumasi, to familiarize itself with the operations of the company. Led by the Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, the delegation toured the company’s facilities at Adako-Jachie in Ejisu, Kumasi and visited some of its project sites.
Speaking to newsmen in Kumasi during the tour, Mr. Kanja said the delegation was satisfied with the company’s infrastructural capacity and its professionalism. He said Ghana and Siarra Leone are already cooperating at various levels of national development, and looks forward to having a fruitful relationship with Prefos Ltd. He said the provision of streetlight infrastructure in Sierra Leone is a major need of that country and hoped Prefos Ltd would share its vast experience and knowledge with his country.
The Chief Executive Officer of Prefos Ltd, Mr. Alexie K. Fosu thanked the delegation for their visit. He was hopeful that both parties would be able to work together in their mutual interest.
The delegation included Special Envoy for Trade and Investment in the Office of the President of Sierra Leone, Allie Turaykey, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Tamba Gbetuwa, the Chief Director of Energy, Ing. Benjamin Kamara, and the EDSA Board Chairman Robin Mansaray.
Mr. Fosu meets the President of Sierra Leone
The Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of Prefos Ltd, Mr. Alexie K. Fosu has assured the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency, Julius Maada Bio that Prefos Limited would support Sierra Leone’s national electriﬁcation program to ensure that the people of that country attain their developmental goals and objectives. He said Prefos Ltd would make its vast experience in the ﬁeld (acquired over a period of 30 years) available to Sierra Leone to promote business growth, provide security for motorists and pedestrians and enhance the scenic view of the country’s streets.
Mr. Fosu made these observations during a business interaction with President Bio in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown a couple of weeks ago. He noted that Sierra Leone is a beautiful country with vast business prospects and opportunities, but this would require support from emerging business entities like Prefos Ltd in order to fully realize this objective. On his part, President Bio welcomed Mr. Fosu and Prefos Ltd into his country. He said his government is committed to the development of Sierra Leone and would stop at nothing to ensure that this objective is realized. He observed that streetlights play a vital role in a nation’s development. It is for this reason that his government intends to work with Prefos Ltd to develop and modernize its street light infrastructure within the shortest possible time. President Bio pledged to provide the necessary support needed for Prefos Ltd to install streetlights in his country.
The Prefos delegation also met the Sierra Leonean Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay to discuss ways by which the two sides can collaborate to improve on the street light infrastructure. On his part, Ghana’s Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Francis Abakah welcomed Prefos to Sierra Leone and urged the company to provide quality street lights to improve the facilities in the country.
Prefos to install streetlights at Jackson park, Koforidua in the Eastern region
Prefos Limited has won a bid to provide streetlight infrastructure at the Jackson Park in Koforidua. The project is part of efforts by the Akufo Addo government to modernize and develop infrastructure at the Jackson Park under the Ghana Secondary Cities Project (GSCP) which is funded by the World Bank.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony by the chiefs and people of the New Juabeng South Traditional Area, the Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong was grateful to the Akufo Addo government for coming to the aid of the people. He said previous governments tried to modernize the Jackson Park but failed to deliver on their promises.
Among others, the Jackson Park will receive massive facelift that will include basketball, volley ball and lawn tennis courts, funeral grounds, wedding reception grounds, public stands and shops, a restaurant, washrooms, and changing rooms. Prefos Ltd would provide streetlight installation comprising 30 galvanized polls and 40 wooden polls within a six month period. The Paramount Chief of New Juabeng Traditional Area, Professor Emeritus Daasebre Oti Boateng commended the government for the initiative.
He said the chiefs would work with government to deliver public goods to the people. He urged the government to plan towards maintenance of the project to ensure that it does not deteriorate soon after completion. The event was attended by religious leaders, market women, the Assembly Members, the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Michael Okyere Baaﬁ, the MCE, Mr. Isaac Apaw Gyasie, the media and residents of the community.
Prefos Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence
CEO’s New Year Message
I wish to thank God for his faithfulness to Prefos Limited throughout 2020. Indeed, last year was a very difﬁcult time for many businesses, including the whole nation as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.
However, in spite of the unpredicted difﬁculties and uncertainties that characterized the global economy, the Lord stood by Prefos Limited and kept faith with us.
We are even more grateful to the Lord because 2021 is our 30th anniversary. Those of you who are familiar with the Prefos story know that we started business as a small company with a handful of staff in Kumasi. But the Lord has been good to us. What we have achieved over the years is the result of God’s mercy and faithfulness alone. We are grateful to Him!
It has pleased the Lord to keep us alive, to support our work, and to bless us in many ways these past 30 years. I have every hope that this year will even be better than last year, for his faithfulness towards us increases day by day. (Psalm 117:2)
I congratulate all award winners and all who worked hard but were not awarded. Your time will come. But let me use the occasion to challenge all of you to work even harder this year so that we can achieve our set goals and objectives this year to the glory of God.
May the Lord continue to show kindness to us and keep us in his love.
Alexie K. Fosu
Prefos Limited has celebrated the 30 anniversary of its establishment at an impressively attended church service in Kumasi. The four-day event which took place at the Power Chapel Auditorium in Kumasi was attended by stakeholders, clients, members of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCs) from Accra and Kumasi, and several well-wishers of the company.
In a sermon, Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, Founder and General Overseer of Power Chapel Worldwide thanked God for his faithfulness to the company. He encouraged the congregants to put their faith in God and look up to him to provide all their needs.
He also encouraged staff of Prefos Limited to dedicate themselves to God and work harder so that the company would outlive several generations.
Other preachers at the ceremony include Apostle Emmanuel Adade of the Glorious Mount Zion Mission International, Prophet Alex Twum of the Word Vision Chapel International and Rev. Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye of the Maker’s House, Accra.
5 Prefos staff receive car awards
In the Northern Sector, Prince Owusu won the Overall Best Electrician award, while Joseph Asiamah won the Best Driver award.The CEO’s Overall Award went to Mr. Samuel Berﬁ, who received 20, 000 cedis cash for his prize. Other prizes awarded to staff include Deep Freezers, laptops, home theatres, Flat Screen LCD TVs, among others.The awards event is a long established tradition established by the Management of Prefos Limited to motivate and incentivize hard-working staff of the company each year.
Prefos donates to Okomfo Anokye, Atonsu-Agogo
SPECIAL EDITION NOVEMBER 2020
PREFOS AND 3 BROTHERS COMPANY OF EGYPT SIGN COLLABORATION AGREEMENT
In a bid to expand its production capacity in Africa and create more jobs for the youth, Prefos Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 3Brothers Company Limited of Egypt to work together for the mutual beneﬁt of both companies. As part of the agreement, 3Brothers will assist Prefos Ltd to set up LED and solar lighting assembly line in Kumasi to assemble and distribute solar and LED solutions, ﬂood lighting, street lighting, outdoor and indoor lighting luminaries to the Ghanaian and West African markets. The two companies will also have a common trade name for their products, in addition to working together to develop and maintain a network of contacts, agents and business links within the sub region to promote their business interests. The Managing Director of Prefos Limited, Wendy Agyemang Duah signed on behalf of Prefos Limited, while the Deputy Director of 3 Brothers and head of the delegation initialed for her company.
3 BROTHERS LIMITED VISIT ADAKO JACHIE
Representatives of 3 Brothers Limited have paid a working visit to the Prefos factory at Adako-Jachie to familiarize themselves with the company’s activities in Kumasi. The delegation was led by Madam Eirini Meshil, a Deputy Director of the company. Speaking at a press brieﬁng, Madam Eirini commended Prefos for its massive factory facilities and expressed satisfaction at the level of investments Prefos has made in the factory. They toured the factory ﬂoor, visited the Poles Site at IPT, the carport, the Prefos Electrical Training Center, and the showroom. They later had a closed door discussion with the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of Prefos Limited, Alexie K. Fosu in his ofﬁce.
Prefos donates 150 000 to the President’s COVID-19 Trust Fund
Prefos Ltd has donated an amount of 150,000 cedis to the National COVID Trust Fund set up by President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo to mobilize active corporate support to fight the Coronavirus.
The company also presented over 4000 hand sanitizers, 200 veronica buckets, 200 tables, and 100 PPE’s totaling 250, 000 cedis.Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the Flagstaff House Annex on behalf of the CEO, Mr. Dickson Tweneboah-Koduah said the donation was the company’s response to the President’s appeal for corporate support to combat the virus.He said Prefos considers the gesture as part of its corporate social responsibility and called on other companies and benevolent Ghanaians to support the President’s initiative.
He praised the Government for its management of the virus and called on every Ghanaian to support the President in the fight against the virus.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Board of Trustees and the people of Ghana, a former Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, who is also the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees commended Prefos Ltd for its timely donation.
She said the items were very thoughtful because they were essential and in high demand. She was also full of praise for the financial donation and thanked the company profusely for its king gesture. Justice Sophia Akuffo prayed for God’s blessing for Prefos Ltd and said the items will be deployed for its intended use to bring relief to Ghanaians.
Two Children’s Training Centers receive help from Prefos Ltd
Two institutions, the Osu Orphanage and the South Labone Girls Vocational Training Center have received various items from Prefos Limited to help fight the Coronavirus.
The items include hand sanitizers, veronica buckets, tables, chairs and kitchen towels.
Making the presentation at the Osu Children’s Home, Perpetual Nyarko of Prefos Limited said the donation was the company’s contribution towards keeping the inmates safe. She praised staff of the home for their hard work and dedication to the upkeep and welfare of the children and prayed God’s wisdom and protection over the facility.
At the Labone Girls Vocational Center, Mr. Theodore Dzeble, the Communications Manager of Prefos said the company has a tradition of giving back to the community, particularly the vulnerable, and looked forward to continued collaboration between Prefos Ltd and the Center.
Prefos completes Installation of Solar Lights in Accra
Prefos Limited has completed the installation of 25 solar lights in four separate locations in Accra under the Enhancement of Road Safety-Phase Two, Turnkey Implementation of Photovoltaic Street Lighting Program in Ghana.
The project, which is being currently supervised by the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) on pilot, is meant to improve general lighting and visibility on the highways particularly in accident prone areas to reduce the rate of carnage on our roads.
Four locations, including the Supreme Court of Ghana, the Ghana Law School, and two residential apartments of Ghana Highway Authority staff in Burma Camp and Roman Ridge benefited from the pilot.
Handing over the project to the Ghana Highway Authority in Accra, the Project Manager for Prefos Ltd, Mr. Klenam Attipoe said Prefos was delighted to finish the project on time despite the negative impact of COVID-19 on the progress of work and staff morale.
On his part, the Director of Road Safety and Environment of the Ghana Highway Authority, Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Billey expressed satisfaction about the quality and standard of work that Prefos has invested into the project.
He said the initial testing showed a very high effervescency level and indicated that the next phase of the project would involve the installation and maintenance of 200 solar lights along the Cape Coast Highway, to be followed by 1,100 new solar installations nationwide.
Prefos inaugurates a new office complex
Prefos Limited has inaugurated a new office complex at East Legon, a suburb of Accra. The complex which doubles as the company’s headquarters has a showroom, a modern conference hall, office spaces and a security post.
The Chief Executive Officer of Prefos Limited, Mr. Alexie K. Fosu dedicated the building to God. In an interaction with staff, he reminded them of the company’s humble beginnings and urged them to maintain humility and diligence in their work.
“We used to hire office spaces in Accra when we started because we had no place of our own. But God has been good to us over the years. I am thankful to him for this blessing, and I pray we will use it to serve God and our nation in a most fruitful way,” he said.
PREFOS CELEBRATES ANNUAL THANKSGIVING
CEO’s New Year Message
I am extremely grateful to God for seeing the I company through another year. Last year, we went through some very trying times for me as an individual and the company as a whole. However, the tough times could not match the faithfulness and the goodness of God which manifested in many ways. By the grace of God, our company is becoming stronger, bigger and more versatile in our operations. Our expansion work is already underway and we are trusting the Lord our God to show us what to do. We are totally in his hands. In the course of last year, two ofﬁcers and one driver departed the company for various reasons. But we are grateful to God that two very qualiﬁed and experienced engineers, in the persons of Abass Karikari and Klenam Winston Attipoe joined our team. They would help us with the MIDA Project and other projects taking place in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and elsewhere in the country. We have also engaged a qualiﬁed internal auditor, Perpetual Nyarko, to help in re-organizing and bringing more efﬁciency to our internal operations. Nancy Addison Danquah also joined the company last year as my Personal Assistant.
As the team becomes bigger, our wage bill is also rising. But this will need to be complimented by hard work, dedication to duty and honesty from everyone in order for the company to continue to be proﬁtable and adaptable to modern trends. I am grateful to you all for all the hard work in the preceding year. Let’s join our hands together and work hard to the glory of God. God has promised to bless our hard work so I urge you all to keep your eyes on the ultimate goal, the vision of our company, and let’s work with joy for God, Ghana and for ourselves.
Alexie K. Fosu
Hard-working staff of Prefos Limited went home with several mouth-watering awards as part of activities marking this year’s Prayer and Fasting event. The Overall Best Worker Award in the Administration Department was won by Mr. Fred Odei Nkansah. He received the symbolic keys to a Toyota Corolla saloon car. Mr. Akwasi Frimpong also won a Toyota Corolla for emerging the Overall Best Worker in the Electrical Department. Mr. George Acheampong also won a Toyota Corolla for being adjudged the Overall Best Worker in the Transport Department. Three dedicated staff who have served the company faithfully for several years received the CEO’s Special Housing Award. They are Mr. Mario Obodai-Torto, Esther Larbi, and Irene Tutu Sarfo. They would each receive a 100 thousand cedis injection into their housing projects. Mr. Patrick Mintah, one of the company’s most promising drivers won the CEO’s most coveted Special Award. For his price, he took away aToyota saloon car. Other hardworking staff of the company took away several awards, including cash, double-door fridges, deep freezers, laptops, Home theatres, LED digital television sets, and gas cookers among others.
The Company also spent time with the inmates of the Cherubs Orphanage at Santasi-Apire, a suburb of Kumsi. An amount of Fifteen thousand cedis cash and several items worth thousands of cedis was presented to the orphanage. Receiving the items on behalf of the orphanage, the CEO, Elder Osei-Bonsu, was thankful to Prefos Ltd for the donation. He hoped this would mark the beginning of a viable working relationship with Prefos Ltd.
The event which was held at the Accra International Conference Centre from the 16th to 18th of October 2019, brought together climate experts from different countries. Mr. Asamoah Agyemang, who represented Prefos Ltd, shared some insightful experiences on the topic at the plenary.
Prefos Ltd also seized the opportunity to take
part in an international exhibition which showcased various aspects of the company’s projects in the sub-region.
PREFOS SECURE $ 200M EUROS FROM SLOVENIAN COMPAN
Prefos Limited, an electrical and engineering company in Ghana, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Le-Tehnika of Slovenia for the release of 200 million euros to support the expansion works of Prefos at Adako Jachie in the Ashanti Region.
The Managing Director of Prefos Limited, Mr. Alexie K. Fosu, signed for his company while the Managing Director of Le-Tehnika of Slovenia, an LED light manufacturing company in Europe, Mr. Drago Lemut, initialed for his company.
Ghana’s Ambassador for Italy with additional responsibility for Slovenia, Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, who brokered the deal and brought the two companies together, witnessed the signing ceremony.
Already, Prefos has secured a large tract of land at Baworo, near Adako Jachie, for the implementation of the deal. The land was inspected by the ambassador, the investors and other government officials.
Explaining the deal, Madam Abayage said the development was in fulfillment of the charge given to them by the President to move beyond wining and dining to economic diplomacy where ambassadors would sell Ghana’s potential to investors for the development of the country.
She added that the President’s declaration of Ghana beyond aid required that diplomats sought partners who would bring investment that would lead to the establishment of new and/or expansion of existing industries in Ghana to create decent and sustained employment and wealth for the people, while at the same time expanding the local economy.
She said as part of the agreement, Le-Tehnika would provide 200 million euros to be used to expand and equip Prefos Limited into an ultra-modern factory to meet the increasing demand for its products and services for the African markets.
Madam Abayage added that the funds would also be used to enlarge the Prefos Electrical Training Center in Kumasi and equip it with modern facilities capable of producing highly skilled electrical technicians for Ghana and the West African Sub-region.
She explained that the deal would also assist Prefos to train 2,500 youth, about 10 from each district assembly in the street light assembling technology and maintenance aside from others who would be trained in manufacturing and assembling.
In his comments before appending his signature to the documents, Mr. Fosu said the deal would make Ghana the manufacturing base of the luxtella luminaries in West Africa, create more jobs as part of government’s efforts to provide employment for the teeming youth in Ghana.
He said the deal would also strengthen relations between the two countries, provide enough lights in the country to reduce road accidents and criminal activities and strengthen sub-regional economies by promoting commercial activities in all sectors.
A Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways Mr. Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, expressed delight that a Ghanaian company could partner with other companies in Europe to inject more technology for expansion and create more jobs.
Mr Aduomi, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu, described the company as a good and hardworking one that had quality service delivery as its hallmark.
Mr. Lemut said the relationship with Prefos and the investment was to ensure that Ghana was used as a hub for the manufacturing and distribution of their products in West Africa.
COMPLETION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION WORK ON THE GEORGE WALKER BUSH/PANTANG-ABURI HIGHWAYS
PREFOS Ltd, a leading electrical engineering company has successfully completed the refurbishment of street lights on the George Walker Bush (N1) and the Pantang-Aburi highways.
The repair work which lasted for 18 months, would enable motorists and all road users to enjoy superior illumination that befits the city of Accra as a major gateway in the sub-region. It would also provide an incentive for businesses to thrive in addition to enhancing security of traders and citizens.
The refurbishment consists of planting of new electrical poles, laying of underground cables, installation of control panels and retrofitting of existing luminaries.
Prefos wishes to thank the public, particularly motorists who ply these stretch of roads for their patience and support, which helped to facilitate the timely completion of the project. Prefos is committed to providing world-class street lighting system to enhance the beautification of our major cities and towns, and to promote brisk commercial activity. We urge all citizens to safeguard the street lights, particularly the cables to ensure that the country obtains value for the investment.
About Prefos Ltd
Prefos Limited provides electrical and civil engineering services in Ghana and in the sub region. Our competence is in electrical construction, engineering, electrical installation and maintenance of street lights. Prefos also assembles imported street light components for distribution in Ghana and is a major supplier of electrical accessories, transformers, cables, fuses, arrestors, steel and treated wood poles.
“Support Prefos to create more Employment” President, Chamber of Commerce
The President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC), Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso 1, has called on the government to support the private sector to accelerate Ghana’s economic growth and development.
He said the private sector is the engine of growth, employing 94% of the working population, while government employs only 6%. Supporting the private sector would therefore serve as the catalyst for the nations prosperity.
“Prefos has worked hard for the past 26 years to create jobs for many Ghanaians. There is therefore the need for more government support and private sector collaboration to enable the company expand to become an indigenous conglomerate.
Dr. Dankawoso who is also the President of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce made these observations during a familiarization visit to the company’s state-of-the-art factory at Jachie, near Ejisu in the Ashanti region. The visit was also to update the President of the Chamber and his entourage about the current state of the company’s facilities and to explore new ways of business collaboration.
He praised the management and staff of Prefos for their tenacity in lighting up the streets of Ghana and for contributing to the country’s economy through job creation. He singled out the company’s youth training and development program for commendation, and urged other companies particularly those in the private sector to collaborate with Prefos for mutual growth.
Ms. Wendy Owusu, a Director of Prefos was appreciative of the visit and thanked the Chamber for its support. She said Prefos has collaborated with the Chamber for many years and would continue to team up with the Chamber to improve the business climate in the country and in the sub-region.