Huawei

Tommy Zhou -  Huawei Ghana (MD)
Tommy Zhou - Huawei Ghana (MD)

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

 Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company wholly owned by its employees. For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com 

Huawei in Ghana

In Ghana, Huawei registered its subsidiary in 2005. Since then we have established excellent cooperation with the government of Ghana, all the telecom operators, businesses and organizations as well as consumers.

The total number of employees is 900+, with local employees accounting for 80% and 150+ technical engineers for on-site support service and project implementation. Huawei is currently cooperating with over 50 Ghanaian local sub-contractors to implement most of its projects for the government of Ghana and the network operators. Our commercial activities in Ghana provide indirect employment to over 5000 people in related industries.

As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei is supporting the country where we operate by contributing to the local welfare, health, and education needs of communities. In Ghana we have donated four ICT laboratories to four Ghanaian Public Universities. We have also donated to 37 Military Hospital and Korle-Bu Children’s wards, completed renovation of Prampram Health Centre, donation to support the Presidential Christmas Encounter, donation to saving Mama Charity Ball and construction of ventilated improved toilets for Ngleshie Amamfrom Community, etc.

Huawei also lunched the organization’s Global Flagship CSR initiative “Seeds For The Future” in 2015. This initiative offers brilliant university students from different countries first-hand learning opportunities through interactions with Huawei staff and visits to Huawei laboratories, where program participants can have hands-on practice and witness live demonstrations of the latest ICT technology. So far 60 Ghanaian students have benefitted from this initiative.

Huawei Ghana’s CSR contributions have been duly recognized and the company was adjudged the CSR ICT company of the year in 2015, 2016,2017 and 2018 at Ghana CSR Excellence Awards (GHACEA)

Below are some of our key local CSR activities we have undertaken in Ghana:

  • Donated Video Conferencing Facilities to the Ministry of Health and Greater Accra Regional Hospital to support the fight Of COVID-19
  • Christmas Donation of Speech Therapy Tools and Presents to the Pediatric Unit of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital
  • Renovated the Accra Main Library
  • Donated ICT equipment to Ghana laboratory bureau
  • Donates Four ICT laboratories to the University of Ghana, KNUST, University of Cape Coast and UDS.
  • Collaborated with MTN to donate a Neonatal Care Unit For Tamale Teaching Hospital
  • Supported 37 Military Hospital Children’s and Pediatric Emergency Wards
  • Donates to The Presidential Encounter with well-behaved students
  • Donates Tele-presence video conference systems to Government of Ghana
  • Donated Community Information Centers (CICs) to deprived communities in the Central, Bono East, Upper West, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions to bring the Digital Divide.

Huawei is keen on developing and growing ICT talents around the globe and Ghana is no exception. In Ghana, Huawei introduced the Huawei ICT Academy in 2017 to provide professional ICT training to Tertiary students and working professionals. This is to bridge the gap between what is being learnt in school and what is practiced on the job. Huawei has since signed on over 8 Universities and trained 1500+ students in various Huawei Internetwork Certification programs including Routing and Switching and Cloud and has through this initiative provided internship opportunities at Huawei and partner organizations to most of these students.

Huawei is committed to contributing more and more to the socio-economic development of Ghana.