By Ian Okwei – Aalborg Denmark
Agnes Jorgensen, also known as Agnes Agyapong is popularly know in the entire habour and tourist city of Skagen up north of Denmark as Aggie, she has raised the name of Ghana high and worked as a distinguished professional metal smith with the karstensen Skibservaerft Ship construction company for 20 years in Denmark. Agnes supervised the construction of a panton known as Nana Besumura on the Volta lake which is currently being used to transport locals and products on the volta lake between northern Ghana and volta region.
Agnes Agyapong, born in Ghana by a Chinese father and a mother from Akosombo, disclosed she had her basic and advanced education in Tema and Tema Newtown where she started to learn smithing and metal works at Arroko Vocational Institute.
She is currently a senior Technicial Supervisor with the karstensen skibservaerft ship manufacturing company which constructs an average of 5 to 6 ships a year in Denmark.
Their products include fishing boats mainly for the European markets such as Poland, Iceland, Finland and occasionally logistics boats for Tanzania and other African countries.
” l have been working here for over two decades but I still do remember home and visit occasionally ” she remarked
Her profile and professional career emerged when a team of young scholars from the University of Ghana Business School on an International business program tour of Denmark with the Aalborg University visited some manufacturing facilities in Denmark as part of their tour to learn about how industries are now adding value to their traditional products through servitization which has become the global strategy to satisfy clients and consumers through monitoring of products, after sales service and value addition.
The team earlier visited the MAN Energy solutions company and Nordic Arena Square in Fredrikshavn City.