ECG to Embark on Capacity Building for Electrical Contractors
Report: Mohammed Abu
The Electric Company of Ghana (ECG) is set to embark on mandatory capacity building training for all local electrical contractors in the country.
Aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of electrical contractors so as to enhance the quality of service delivery, the training which date will soon be communicated, would cover a wide range of topics.
They include, power overhead line construction, underground cable construction, operation and maintenance of substation equipment, ECG Construction standards, safety and health policies.
These were contained in a Press Release issued in Accra, Thursday, by Mr. Awal Sakib Mohammed, President of the Ghana Electrical Contractors Association(GECA).
The ECG, the release said, is very particular about ensuring that its power distribution Infrastructure, is designed to standards and poses no danger to its technical staff and contractors.
Electrical contractors it added, therefore have to stay abreast with the latest advancement in the field and ensure they are working within the regulations and providing safe installation.
The Press Release further added that while the leadership of the Ghana Electrical Contractors Association implores membership to prepare themselves for the program, it is also sounding a warning that, members who would exempt themselves would not be allowed to work on the ECG distribution network.