Locally certified and non-certified electricians from the former Northern Region have undergone a training seminar organized by the Tropical Cables and Conductor Limited (TCCL).
The day’s workshop which aims at building the capacity of participants also seeks to expose them to internationally accepted wiring standards.
The seminar forms part of TCCL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to raise the standard of wiring in the country and also to create awareness on the proper use of electrical cables.
The Assistant Marketing Manager of TCCL, Mr. Michael Abbey believes pointing out the dangers of using fake and sub-standard electrical cables, will go a long way to reduce electrical induced fire breaks in the country. He believes the presence of Tropical Cables in the region will benefit both electricians and the general public.
Mr. Michael further urged Ghanaians to develop the habit of purchasing made in Ghana product to help develop the country.
Fire Officer Adam Iddrisu Gbanzaba from the N/R fire service underscored the need for electricians to go for certifications and leave up to standard. In 2018 alone, Northern region recorded a total of 223 fire outbreaks out of which 33 were electrically induced fires.
From January 2019 to September 2019, out of a total of 40 fire outbreaks, 14 are said to be induced by electricity in the entire 5 northern regions.
All non-certified electricians have been urged to sit inn for the upcoming energy commission certification exam to help revert the menace.
The Ghanaian cable manufacturing giant is in the region to introduce its products and also to educate the general public about fake and substandard electrical cables to help prevent electricity-related fire outbreaks in the country.
Established in 1997, Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited has made impressive progress in its production of Aluminium and Copper annually.
This phenomenal growth has been achieved by manufacturing world class quality conductors and cables for West Africa’s energy sector.
It is the first wholly owned Ghanaian manufacturer in this technologically challenging area. In 2004, TCCL’s quest for excellence in cable manufacturing was enhanced with the certification of quality management system to the internationally acclaimed ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Certification. Again, Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited was the first cable manufacturer in West Africa to achieve certification