VRA innovates to remain the first choice in power supply

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Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Managing Director of the Volta River Authority, reiterated the Authority’s commitment to adding value to its operation through innovative solutions to remain the first choice in power supply.

“There is local competition and the political and regulatory environment is rapidly adapting to global energy trends.

“These are cumulatively redefining our operations and must adapt our organizational strategy and redefine our individual mindset to remain the market leader,” he said.

Mr. Antwi-Darkwa said this in Accra at the launch of the VRA’s Creativity and Innovation Day to mark the celebration of the Authority’s 61st anniversary.

“We want to create an environment where innovation is linked to the production and performance of each of us.

“We must shape the future structure of the Authority by supporting creativity and innovation to shape the landscape of our productivity. We need to find new ideas, new energy and new partnerships to support our business,” he said.

He said the Administration’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives and remain competitive depended on the extent to which its employees were effectively motivated to remain engaged, innovative, disciplined and productive.

“Our ability to innovate to deliver new solutions to existing and emerging challenges in the energy sector is imperative if we are to succeed in our sustainability plan,” he said.

In line with the sustainability plan, Mr. Antwi-Darkwa said management has approved the institutionalization and incorporation of “VRA Innovation Day” into the Authority’s corporate calendar from 2023. .

Mr. Antwi-Darkwa said that the Authority had launched its digital transformation and innovation project which would be an incubator of digital solutions and which later found its way into the business units of the company.

“We hope that collectively these digitization projects and others underway will form the basis for increased creativity and innovation in our work culture,” he said.

The Chief Executive inaugurated a 14-member Steering Committee to oversee activities to support the sustained celebration of Creativity and Innovation Day.

He urged all staff to cooperate fully with the Committee in supporting the initiative to introduce innovation and creativity into the working culture of the Authority.

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Alan A. Seibert