Standards Authority to meet Parliament, other stakeholders over fake electrical cables

| Updated Nov 10, 2017 at 3:28pm


Prof Alex Dodoo


The Ghana Standards Authority will this afternoon meet parliament and other stakeholders over the recent seizure of fake electrical cables in the country.

The importers and exporters have been battling the Authority over claims that the market has been flooded by substandard electrical cables demanding that the Authority should name and shame the fake brands.

Speaking in Accra, the Executive Director of the Ghana Standard Authority, Prof Alex Dodoo, said after serious market assessment of 56 brands in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale reveal that only 7 cable brands passed the test which include two locally made brands.

The rest failed the parameters of conductor resistance and diameter radius.

He explained the GSA has no knowledge of more than 50 percent of fake cables on the market adding that they have not been registered by GSA, and have no country of origin.