Electrical contractors are advised to use quality cables made in Ghana
General information for Sunday, November 1, 2020
Source: Anthony Mensah, contributor
Reroy Cables Limited, an indigenous Ghanaian cable manufacturing giant, hosted a seminar this weekend for certified electrical wiring practitioners and electrical contractors from the five northern regions.
At the event held in Tamale on Saturday October 17, 2020, Reroy Cables Limited Factory Manager Mr. Seth Asinor Offei warned attendees against using substandard power cables. which increase the cost of energy consumption and cause fires resulting in loss of properties and lives.
He advised the attendees to use quality electrical cables made from Reroy cables for their work in order to improve safety, reduce energy consumption costs and longevity of electrical work.
The seminar, which was themed “Buy made in Ghana, build Ghana by creating a market for local industries” aimed to provide best practices and technical assistance to electricians, electrical engineers and contractors in the region.
In addition to creating synergy between industrial players. Over 100 participants attended, consisting of a group of engineers from the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) led by their technical operations manager, Mr. Charles Dzikunu, representatives from the Energy Commission, representatives from the Engineering Department – Tamale Technical University, Electricians, Electrical Engineers, Distributors and Electricians and the North Regional Branch of the Ghana Electrical Contractors Association (GECA).
Mr. Erasmus Aidoo, Commercial Director of Reroy Cables Limited stressed the need to sponsor the Reroy range of high quality electrical products that meet international standards with certifications from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001), the Electrotechnical Commission international (IEC), Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE) as well as certification from the Ghana Standards Authority.
He added that the company is strategically positioned and focused on providing quality products and a better alternative to the influx of substandard imported cables.
Ing. Godwin Dzamaklo of GRIDCo, who chaired the seminar, commented that “Power cables are high risk products, which is why we constantly advise against using substandard cables. The price may seem cheaper to you, but the risk of using inferior cables to wire premises is life threatening, so let’s all say no to inferior cables. The fight against substandard electrical cables and accessories must be a collective responsibility ”
Mr. Anthony Mensah, Public Relations Manager – Reroy listed some corporate social responsibility initiatives the company has taken over the years, including supporting people who have had corrective surgeries, supporting the COVID relief fund -19, support for the accident at Korle Bu and Burns Center among many others. Mr. Mensah also highlighted how the continued use of Reroy cables will allow the company to undertake many other social intervention projects.