Electrical contractors advised to use quality cables

By
Kwamina Tandoh, GNA

Takoradi, (W/R) Sept. 21, GNA – Reroy Cables
Limited, an indigenous cable company, has organised a day’s electrical seminar
on cables and accessories for electrical contractors in the Western Region,
dubbed: “Buy Ghana Build Ghana, Creating Market for local industries.”

The seminar was aimed at educating the more
than 150 certified electrical contractors and inspectors in the Region about
the product lines and colour codes.

Mr Rockson Samuel Nkansah Head of
Production, Reroy Cables Ltd advised electrical contractors to use quality
electrical cables and appliances for the execution of their works to avoid fire
outbreaks caused by electrical faults.

The use of substandard electrical cables for
wiring and other electrical works, he said, had led to fire outbreaks and lose
of many properties and lives.

Mr Nkansah gave the advice at a Seminar
Organised by Reroy in Takoradi for the Regional branch of the Ghana Electrical
Contractors Association0.

He advised Ghanaians to rely on local
manufacturers for quality electrical cables instead of patronising imported
substandard products, which could lead to fire outbreaks.

He urged property owners to request for the
services of Certified Electricians trained by Energy Commission only for the
wiring of their buildings. 

Mr Anthony Mensah, the Public Relations
Officer of Reroy Group, stated that the company is strategically positioned to
deliver local content for the cable industry.

The company, he said, remains focused on
giving priority to Ghanaian cable manufacturers to enable them compete with
their foreign counterpart.

He mentioned that his outfit would continue
to sensitise electricians across the country occasionally, on the correct ways
of wiring in order to ensure the safety of lives and properties.

“Electrical cables are high risk goods that
is why we keep advising you to desist from patronising substandard ones.

“The price may seem cheaper to you but the
risk involved in using inferior cables to wire premises is life threatening so
let us all say no to inferior cables.

“The fight against substandard electrical
cables and accessories should be a collective responsibility,” he advised.

Mr Mensah said electricians should take the
advice given them seriously to prevent bad wiring, adding that property owners
should demand proper certification before allowing electricians to work on
their properties.

GNA

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