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Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 18:13 EATswaithera@kenyafreepress.com
Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has lauded KenGen for championing employee-led innovations. Speaking when he launched the 4th edition of the company’s annual Technical Seminar at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Mr Keter noted that by leveraging on its over 2,400 staff located at different power plants in the country to drive innovations, KenGen will maintain its leadership in the liberalized electric energy sub-sector in Kenya and the Eastern Africa Region.
“As Government, we applaud these efforts and support KenGen for encouraging employee-driven innovations in a world that is becoming increasingly competitive as companies invest heavily in research and development,” said Mr Keter.
Speaking at the same function, KenGen chief executive Albert Mugo underscored the need for companies to encourage their employees to come up with ideas that lead to cost-saving and improved revenue generation.
“At KenGen, we are constantly mentoring our employees to ensure that we achieve the best results. As an organization, we also understand that a continual stream of ideas is a vital resource for improvement and innovation”, said Mr Mugo.
The four-day Energy seminar, also known as “Good to Great” (G2G), is being held under the theme “Competing Through Innovation &Continuous Improvement”. It brings together KenGen employees from various departments, who present technical papers targeted at enhancing efficiency in the production process. G2G Technical Seminar, now in its 4th edition, was first held in 2012.
Waithera is a staff writer at the Kenya Free Press.