Nikkiso Sponsors 2023 Central German Hydrogen Congress and Presents Its Hydrogen Growth Strategy

FREYBURG, Germany, Aug. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Group) is pleased to sponsor this year’s Central Hydrogen Congress event and present its hydrogen growth strategy for German and European clean energy markets.

Nikkiso’s Clean Energy & Industrial Gases business has more than 50 years of cryogenics experience, and with the Group’s recent acquisition of Cryotec, it has greatly increased its ability to support and enable the growing hydrogen markets in Europe.

“Nikkiso’s leadership in advanced hydrogen technologies and applications and our extensive global experience building hydrogen infrastructure and developing innovative solutions will support Germany’s desire to accelerate its energy transition to a net zero economy using hydrogen,” said Peter Wagner, CEO, Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases.

Nikkiso Cryotec is a member of Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases, located in Wurzen, Saxony. The business specializes in custom solutions for CO₂ plants and plants that produce and technical gases. It has more than 2,000m² (21,500 ft²) of manufacturing area and more than 2,000 m² (21,500 ft²) of storage space which enables in-house production of numerous international projects.

Currently, Nikkiso Cryotec is developing customized solutions for industry and agriculture, transportation and traffic, medical and pharmaceutical industry, chemical and petrochemical industry as well as for metal processing and metallurgy.

“Our sponsorship of the Central German Hydrogen Congress event is a symbol of Nikkiso’s commitment to growing our presence in Germany and the European clean energy markets,” said Corinne Ziege, managing director, Nikkiso Cryotec.

“We intend to support the development of efficient and safe infrastructure for hydrogen supply, develop hydrogen fueling stations throughout Germany and Europe, and support public advocacy and education efforts regarding the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source.”

About Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group is part of the Industrial Division of Nikkiso co. Lt. Japan. The Group operates in the US, under Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.). The Group member companies manufacture, and service engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.), and process plants for Industrial Gases, Natural Gas Liquefaction (LNG), Hydrogen Liquefaction (LH2) and Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery as well as Carbon Capture Solutions. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

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TVET is surest remedy for youth unemployment – Employment Minister

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) is the surest remedy to tackle the high unemployment rate in the country, Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, has said. He, therefore, advised parents and guardians to embrace and allow their children and wards to pursue TVET education, so that on completion they could acquire immediate jobs and better their lives. Mr Baffour-Awuah, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani West constituency, gave the advice at a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a 12-unit classroom block for the Sunyani Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Senior High School at Odumase. The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) is supporting the Midwest Ghana Conference (MWGC) of the SDA church to construct the two-storey building at the cost of more than GhC2 million. It is expected to be completed within eight months. On completion, the facility will pave way for the Conference to relocate the SHS from the current site, near the Sunyani SDA Hospital to Odumase in the Sunyani West Municipality. Besides providing immediate jobs, Mr Baffour-Awuah said TVET education held the keys to the nation’s socio-economic development, saying that was among the reasons the government had prioritised it, and thus made it free for students to acquire employable skills training. He said the formal sector could create employment and absorb about one million people, but with TVET education, graduates could easily be supported to set up their own businesses and employ others too. Mr Baffour-Awuah said universities and other tertiary institutions churned out between 150,000 and 250,000 graduates every year, saying it was impossible to provide all those graduates with formal sector employment, and which was fueling high graduate and youth unemployment in the country. He said the government had strengthened the nation’s TVET education, hence the need for parents and guardians to inspire their children and wards to pursue vocational and technical courses in school. Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister, also advised parents in the area to channel their resources into the education of their children, and asked teachers to do more to help instill discipline among students. She bemoaned reported incidents of lesbianism, occultism and promiscuity going on in some of the Senior High Schools and warned students against such devilish acts that would ruin their future. Rather, the Regional Minister entreated students to capitalize on the free Senior High School and TVET education to learn hard to achieve high academic laurels. Pastor Maxwell Obour Awuah, the President of the MWGC, expressed appreciation to the government for the classroom block project and appealed for the elevation of the school into a boarding status to improve academic performance of students.

Source: Ghana News Agency

ECG interacts with customers at Kaneshie market

The Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd. (ECG), Accra West region, has engaged traders and customers at the Kaneshie market in Accra, within the Kaneshie district of ECG. The Company set up a help desk to resolve customer complaints, educated customers on its cashless exercise, entreated customers to settle all indebtedness to the Company, and did live demonstrations on the use of the Company’s mobile App. Elated patrons commended ECG for bringing their services closer to customers, affording customers a better appreciation of the digital and revenue drives recently introduced by the Company. The interaction at the Kaneshie market is one of several engagements organised by the Company for its customers. The Accra West region has engaged customers in churches, mosques, transport terminals, markets, offices, schools and in the media. Mr Dominic Afesi, Kaneshie District Manager, ECG, indicated that the engagement was part of the Company’s continuous drive to keep customers abreast of innovations introduced into the Company’s operations. ‘In our quest to improve customer convenience and customer satisfaction, we have introduced a cashless system of transaction. By downloading our enhanced mobile app-the ECG Power App, or dialling *226#, customers can buy credits unto smart prepayment meters, or pay for post-paid bills from the comfort of their homes or offices, without trekking to our offices,’ he said. The ECG mobile app accepts payments from all mobile money wallets, Visa and Mastercard, Mr Afesi noted. He added that all mobile money transactions with ECG did not attract e-levy charges. The App also allows customers to check their daily consumption and report faults. ECG launched a two-month campaign dubbed ‘Operation Zero’ recently. From July 11 to September 11, 2023, ECG staff are expected to visit premises of customers to demand payment of all outstanding debts owed the Company, update records of existing customers and capture data of consumers, who are not in the Company’s database. Mr Sylvester Abrefa-Besea, Accra West Regional Commercial Manager, ECG, advised customers, who were not registered with ECG, and were not paying for power, to take advantage of the moratorium announced as part of the ‘Operation Zero’ exercise, to regularise their relationship with ECG. ‘Under the ‘Operation Zero’ campaign there is a moratorium to bill customers who are not registered in our database, but who are using power, for a limited period instead of the entire period they used power for free,’ he said. Mr Abrefa-Besea added that the exercise had so far been incident-free and commended customers for the reception. The Accra West region has eight operational districts. These are Ablekuma, Achimota, Amasaman, Bortianor, Dansoman, Kaneshie, Korle-Bu and Nsawam.

Source: Ghana News Agency

The church urged to redefine its evangelistic strategies towards the youth

The church has been urged to modify its missionary and evangelistic strategies in winning and changing the youth to live purpose-driven lives.? Rev Prof Philip T. Laryea, Deputy Rector, Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Missions, and Culture, who made the call, said the world had advanced into a digital community with the youth exploring it to their advantage.? He said it was imperative for the church as an agent of change to know the context in which they operate and win souls for Christ and help change the society particularly the youth for the better.? ‘The youth particularly are in a digital world and the church would need to take a look at their evangelistic and missionary strategies. The people in the past looked at their context and employed whatever methods they had,’ Prof Laryea said.? He said this at a Homowo lecture organized by the Committee on Ecumenical and Social Relations of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Osu District as part of its 195th anniversary celebration of the church in Osu. Prof Laryea said when the Basel Mission settled at the community almost two centuries ago to spread the Gospel, there were individuals who blazed the trail like one Paulo Mohenu, who, during his missionary work the bible had not been fully translated into the Ga language and they exerted themselves well.? He said: ‘Today, we have a very complicated society, multicultural globalized world in which we live. I think that the methods should be different, some young people now have a digital church, the space that they use is digital and the church must employ technology to our advantage.’ The Deputy Rector said the responsibility to build a very just and decent society with morals and values is multifaceted; a duty the State, church and home must all perform. He said as the church and home continued to groom and nurture the youth; the State must enforce the laws that regulate the digital space whilst providing opportunities for them.? The lecture was attended by the clergy, traditional leaders, Christian community, people from academia and community members.? Some concerned members called for peace during the Homowo festival and urged the Osu traditional leaders to team up with the police in arresting anyone particularly the youth shooting and causing mayhem during the celebration.?

Source: Ghana News Agency

FDA trains over-the-counter medicine sellers on Public Health Act

The Western North Regional office of the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has scheduled series of training for over-the-counter medicine sellers in the region on the dos and don’ts of the Public Health Act It is also to educate them on how best to administer and sell only approved drugs to the public. The training which began at Debeiso in the Bia West districts saw members from both Bia East and West, Sefwi-Asawinso, Asawinso, Asempaneye and its environs participating in the training. Mr Albert Ankamah, Regional Director of the FDA, said the Food and Drugs Authority was mandated by the Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851) to ensure public safety by regulating drugs, food, cosmetics substances, blood products, tobacco and tobacco products which were healthy for public consumption. He noted with concern that market surveillance conducted in over-the-counter medicine shops in Enchi, Waiwso, Juaboso, Bekwai, Asawinso and Bibiani revealed that close to 40 percent of the shops had FDA unapproved drugs, including tramadol. He said in that regard, his outfit decided to embark on the training to educate them on what the Public Health Act said concerning the sale of medicines, how they could store drugs and how they could source products to ensure good practices. ‘We will continue our market surveillance and education to get rid of all forms of illegalities to ensure the health and safety of the public.’ Mr Ankamah was hopeful that after the training they would not engage in any illegalities and warned that anyone caught selling unapproved drugs and substances would be made to face the law. The Regional Director advised the public to ensure they bought only Food and Drugs Authority approved products either from the pharmacy or over the counter medicine outlet. Mr Francis Addae, Western North Regional Vice Chair, over the counter medicine seller’s association lauded the Western North Regional branch of the FDA for educating them on good practices about their work. He warned the members that over-the-counter medicine license did not allow or permit them to sell tramadol and advised the members to desist from selling such drugs, since the association would not shield any member caught in the act. He expressed worry about how some youth in the area were abusing tramadol and asked members not to sell such drugs to them. He also asked members to always direct people who visited their shops with serious conditions to seek medical care at the nearest clinic or hospital. Some of the participants thanked the FDA for the training and promised to do the right things to ensure the health and safety needs of the public.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Court grants Civil Servant GH?20,000.00 bail over alleged sharing of nude recordings

47-year-old Civil Servant, who allegedly shared a nude recording of a nurse with her friends and others has been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court. Mr Teddy Tom-Thompson is said to have recorded the nude video of the nurse during a WhatsApp video call without the knowledge of the nurse when he engaged her in phone sex. After the recording, Mr Tom-Thompson was said to have threatened the nurse to share her nudity to disgrace her when she opted to break up with him. Charged with a threat to distribute prohibited intimate images or visual recording and non-consensual sharing of intimate images, Mr Tom-Thompson pleaded not guilty. The Court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah admitted Mr Tom-Thompson to GH?20,000.00 bail with one surety. It directed the accused person to deposit his Ghana card at the Court’s Registry. Police Inspector Geneive Ankamah, prosecuting narrated to the Court that the complainant was a nurse at Tafo Government Hospital, Kumasi while the accused person was Civil Servant in Accra. The prosecution said the complainant and the accused person had been in a relationship since June 2023, which lasted for only three months due to some misunderstanding. It said during their relationship, while having a WhatsApp video call, the accused person engaged the complainant in phone sex. The prosecution said the accused person recorded the complainant’s nude without her knowledge during the call. It said the accused person then threatened the complainant to share her nudity to disgrace her when she opted to break up with him. The prosecution said the accused person went further to share the nude recordings with the complainant’s friends including witnesses in this case. It said the complainant reported the matter to the Police and the accused person was arrested to assist investigation. The prosecution said investigations confirmed that the sim card used by the accused person to share the nude recordings was registered in the name of Mr Tom-Thompson. It said screenshots of the video and chats from the complainant’s friends were obtained.

Source: Ghana News Agency