Accra, Strategic Power Solutions (SPS), a renewable energy solutions company at the weekend hosted the SPS Charity Golf Invitational to raise funds in support of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award and Foundation.
Gracing the occasion as a representative of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and guest of honour was His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a youth empowerment programme initiated in 1956 in the United Kingdom to prepare the youth to take up leadership roles in their societies through a non-formal education model.
The Earl of Wassex encouraged the public and golfers to support the programme, which has helped so many children around the world and seeks to support more of the youth to recognise their full potential.
He said the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a registered charity in both England and Wales number 1072453 and operates in more than 130 countries and territories.
The award helps young people and inspires them to dream beyond their geographic borders, celebrate their achievements and to enable them overcome obstacles to make a difference in their world.
“With over 60 years of experience, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards, has gained the competency to teach each of their participants in a way that is unique to them and would be the most beneficial to their present lifestyle and future aspirations,” he added.
Mr Oheneba Ofori Boateng, the Chief Executive Officer of SPS was presented with a gift from Prince Edward as a gesture of appreciation for his continuous support of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award as both an individual and through his organisation.
The Chief Executive Officer said their outfit believes and actively supports the vision and mission of The Duke of Edinburgh Award and will continue show this support in subsequent events”.
“SPS is the West Africa’s first and largest solar manufacturing plant and with a production capacity of 32MW. Its parent company, Strategic Security Systems, has under the Solar Lighting Programme’, distributed 1.2 million solar torch lights to farmers across cocoa, sheanut and coffee growing areas of the country.
Mr Boateng, the Chief Executive Officer SPS said the company believed strongly in providing unlimited power to the citizens of Ghana, whether by making electricity more easily available or through social initiatives that unleash the power and potential of the youth to give them the momentum to reach greater heights and further secure their future.
“SPS is currently partnering with government to develop the 50 MW Solar Hybrid Bui Power Authority Project.
Source: Ghana News Agency