The Energy Commission intends to work with the Ghana Police Service in the upcoming months to detain recalcitrant unlicensed electricians, whose uncontrolled services pose major threats to the safety of their consumers.
The Energy Commission’s Adolf Nii Ashong, Manager of Electricity and Natural Gas, underlined that using the services of unlicensed electricians exposes customers to a variety of electrical risks, including electrocution, serious burns, and fire breakouts.
“We believe this measure will be effective in bringing these uncertified electricians under control,” he stated.
Nii Ashong indicated that the Energy Commission will keep up its community engagement initiatives to inform the public about the value of using trained electricians in order to lessen the risks associated with their employment.
During the graduation of 226 licensed electricians from Tamale’s electrical wiring program, which was run by the Energy Commission, he made this news.
The manager of the electrical wiring program, Nii Ashong, urged the graduates to maintain the tradition of the program and keep fostering innovation in the installation of electrical wiring.
He highlighted that practitioners who were caught breaking licensure requirements will face consequences.
Bukari The Energy Commission’s senior official in charge of the Northern region, John Nilimor, advised the graduating class to enter the profession with the fullest dedication to electrical safety and professionalism.
“Let us work hand in hand to ensure that every electrical installation in Ghana is not only legally compliant but also safe.”
The Energy Commission’s qualified electrical wiring program, which has licensed more than 16,000 experts over the course of 10 years, reaches a significant milestone this year.