Renewable Energy for Africa: Liberian President briefed on the potential of hydropower

For Liberia as well as many other African countries, the issue of energy supply is an essential item in the national growth strategy Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


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Impressed visitors:
Interviews with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Federal President Horst Köhler

On Friday, June 5, 2015, Voith welcomed the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Köhler among other guests in Heidenheim. Ahead of the G7 summit the visitors were briefed on hydropower activities of Voith during a guided tour through the Research and Development Center "Brunnenmühle“ and the large turbine workshop. While visiting the Voith Training Center, the apprenticeship program of Voith was explained to them.

Afterwards Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Horst Köhler summarized their impressions in an interview. “We are impressed by the company, the social responsibility and by the technical competence” said President Johnson Sirleaf.

Horst Köhler emphasized “I think, the company can contribute to the solution of economic problems in the world, and this is what we need right now.”

How do you assess the developments in Africa, especially in Liberia? What role do Voith’s activities play for the development of Liberia and other African Countries? If you could wish something from companies like Voith, what would that be? Enjoy the complete interviews and get to know the answers of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Horst Köhler to our questions.