The head of Production at Reroy Limited, Mr. Samuel Rockson, has 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 inferior electrical cables for wiring and other electrical works, he said, had led to fire outbreaks and the loss of property and lives.
Mr. Rockson gave the advice on Wednesday at a seminar organised by Reroy Limited for the Western Regional branch of the Ghana Electrical Contractors Association (GECA).
The event which was on the theme, “ Buy Ghana, build Ghana and creating market for local industries”, was aimed at educating electricians and electrical contractors in the region on best practices in wiring and cable selection, to help reduce electricity -related fire incidents in the country.
More than 150 certified electricians attended the seminar and each of them were awarded with certificates of attendance.
Mr. Rockson advised Ghanaians to rely on local manufacturers for quality electrical cables instead of patronising imported substandard electrical cables, which could lead to fire outbreaks.
He asked individuals, who owned buildings to request for the service of certified electricians only for the wiring of their buildings.
He said the company, had received certification from the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and the Ghana Standards Authority and won the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) award for the best manufacturing company of the year in 2014.
The Public Relations Officer of Reroy Group, Mr. Anthony Mensah, stated that, the company was strategically positioned to deliver local content for the cable industry.
The company he said, remained 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 reiterated that, 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.
From Raissa Sambou, Takoradi