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.