We will only purchase 'made in Ghana' cables - ECG Managing Director

We will only purchase 'made in Ghana' cables - ECG Managing Director

- Managing Director of the ECG has directed that all stations would purchase only made in Ghana electrical cables for their operations

- Mr. Agyeman-Budu explained that the idea is to empower local producers to create more jobs for Ghanaians

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The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG), Kwame Agyeman-Budu, has directed that all stations should purchase only made in Ghana electrical cables for their operations.

According to a Citi News report, it is a standing policy that had been overlooked as purchases were made outside Ghana, particularly China.

Speaking after reactivating the policy, Agyeman-Budu explained that the idea is to empower local producers to create more jobs for Ghanaians.

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“The idea is to fulfill the local content policy of the country. We also want to make sure that the local companies have the capacity to supply ECG,” Agyeman-Budu said.

Agyeman-Budu revealed that the cables produced by local companies are of international standards, thus the need to stop importing foreign ones.

He advised local manufacturers to put an end to importing cables into the country, which ends up defeating the purpose of the local content policy.

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In other news, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu has lauded intercity STC for their low involvement in accidents across the country.

According to him, the intercity STC vehicles have rarely recorded any accident cases since they started operating.

The MP for Bekwai who doubles as the CEO of the Drivers and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA), said this occurrence can be attributed to their adherence to traffic rules.

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