Students of the Akropong School for the Blind has been sensitized on the proper usage of electrical products and electronic appliances.

Mr Vijay P. Gokaldas, Chief Executive Officer of Services Merchandize Limited (SML) stated during the presentation of logistical security and electrical equipment to the Akropong School for the Blind recently.

Mr Gokaldas who is also an Electrical Product Authentication Expert advised the students to follow a general rule on the usage of electrical products stressing that, “wherever possible, switch appliances off completely when they are not in use.

“Appliances in standby mode still draws on power. This power is often used to light clock displays. Indeed, some estimates suggest that appliances such as DVD players use more power over a year to keep their clock display running than they do actually performing the function they are designed for.

“So switch off appliances at the wall wherever possible. You should also do this when you are away from the property for an extended period”.

Mr Gokaldas in a statement read on his behalf, noted “We must all come together to support institutions and individuals with special needs to enhance their living conditions and share in their plight”.

The SML Chief Executive Officer explained that in conformity with SML’s commitment to standards and quality; it has engaged the services of Use Certified Electrician Association to undertake all the installation and electrical works at the School.

The donation, valued at GH¢14,000.00 was to beef up security at the School and to avert any possible calamity and fire outbreaks.
The items include 105 pieces of 15 watts led bulbs, 35 pieces of ceiling fan, 45 pieces of one gang two way, 40 pieces of 3×3 patress box,

The other are 30 pieces of 3×6 patress box, 40 lengths 16×25 trucking (PVC), five pieces two gang, two ways switch, and one piece 12 way MCB (TPN).

The rest are one piece eight way MCB (TPN), two pieces 18×24 meter board, nine coils of 2.5mm conduit cable, eight coils of 1.5mm conduit cable, one coil 0.75mmx2 core cable, 106 batten fitting, five pieces 150 watts LED flood lights, and 30 pieces 13 amps double socket.

Mr Daniel Oppong Lartey, Guidance and Counselling Coordinator at Akropong School for the Blind, who received the items, commended SML for the donation which would help improved security on the campus.

He described the donation as divine intervention, “it would help us resolved all our electrical challenges to ensure that the students stay within safe environment and not exposed to dangerous electrical products.

Mr Lartey said the LED bulbs would also help reduce the electric city bills of the school, “we are grateful to SML for heeding to our call for support”.


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