Adams, William Fiabu, GNA
Accra, Sept. 15, GNA – Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio,
the Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables has urged government to rely on
local cables for any electrical and energy project across the country to
support local production.
Mrs Quartey-Papafio stated that, such a move
would actualize the local content initiative of the government and promote
made-in-Ghana products as part of efforts to expand the local economy.
The Chief Executive Officer made the call in
an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
She said the company, which had been a leader
in the manufacturing of high quality electrical cables and conductors in the
country for the past years, would continue to offer quality and affordable
electrical products to the public.
She posited that most of the imported products
were of sub-standard quality, which increased the incidence of fires and urged
the public to be careful and seek advice from qualified electricians before
buying electrical products.
Mrs Quartey-Papafio said the company as part
of its social interventions, organised workshops for electrical contractors and
certified electrician on the need to use quality electrical cables for wiring.
She expressed worry about the presence of fake
electrical products in the market, which contributed in recent fire outbreaks.
“To address the challenges of fake electrical
products, the company plan to open more depots in all the districts, urging the
public to always check the Ghana Standard Authority label before buying any
She called on electrical contractors,
electricians, retailers, distributors and dealers in all types of electrical
products to comply with safety requirements and join stakeholders to deal with
product counterfeiting which is a serious issue.
Mrs Quartey-Papafio stated that the company
had come out with fire resistant cables, which could withstand the hot weather
and any conditions in the country.
“The company would continue to engage the
public to use quality electrical cables and accessories for their electrical
works to protect their property from fire outbreaks and save their
investments”, she added.