Ghana Standards Authority Commended For Action

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Reroy Cables Limited, an indigenous cable manufacturing company, has commended the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for cautioning the public against the use of fake electrical cables.

The company was reacting to a report conducted by the GSA that about 70 percent of electrical cables in the market were sub-standard.

The GSA on Friday November 4, conducted a nationwide surveillance and revealed that more than 70 per cent of all imported electrical cable brands, on the market were substandard and could cause serious fires in the country.

According to surveillance, out of the 22 electrical cable brands sampled for laboratory testing, only two, which were manufactured locally, passed the critical safety requirement test for conductor resistance at the GSA Cable Laboratory in Accra.

The test showed that 20 of the brands, all imported products, were not designed or test-approved to meet the requirements in safety standards.

Following the revelation, Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, the Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables issued the commendation which was copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, to the GSA for the surveillance report and promised to continue to deliver approved standard cables for use in the country.

‘’We at Reroy Cables pledge our commitment to deliver high quality standard cables for the domestic market and keep bringing power to the world. We do this through closer collaboration with the Energy Commission and the Certified Electrical Wiring Professionals all over the country,” she added.

She said Reroy products had gone through Critical Examination Certification at Ghana Standard Authority.

“Reroy Cables Limited is ISO 9001:2008 certified and produced according to the standards of the International Electro technical Commission and enforced by the Ghana Standards Authority, approved and recommended by the Energy Commission of Ghana”.

Mrs Quartey-Papafio said Reroy Cables would continue to deliver quality products that meet international standards, because safety and customer satisfaction were the hallmark of the company.

She urged the GSA, to continue to strengthened its monitoring and surveillance mechanism to get rid of such fake products since most domestic fires in the country could be attributed to the use of inferior wiring and defective electrical materials for buildings.


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