Source: Ben LARYEA
The Energy Commission (EC) has held its 17th Electrical Wiring Certification awards ceremony at the forecourt of the Commission in Accra with successful graduates awarded certificates to practise in the country.
The event is aimed at awarding scores of graduands who have successfully passed the Commission’s flagship programme and examination in the fields of electrical wiring in every working space as well as households in the country.
The gesture is also to build the capacity of electrical wiring practitioners in the bid to ensure that they are abreast with latest and modern technological emerging trends and developments and growth of the wiring profession in the country and beyond.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Board Chairman of the Energy Commission, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu commended the graduates for the commitment demonstrated throughout the training programme adding that the certificate awarded to them guarantees and have the approval of the Commission as certified electrical wiring practitioners.
“The certificate will enable you work at any facility without any doubt”, he assured, adding further that they will be recognised in any working endeavour and the needed attention and support will be given to them in all jurisdictions.
He however advised electrical wiring job seekers to take advantage of the training programme and pointed out that it will enable them to be certified by the Commission to get job openings and contracts in the World of Works (WoWs).
He said the Commission will be rolling out initiatives and will be implemented in the electrical wiring regulations, saying after 10 years of the passage into law of the wiring regulations 2011 (L.I. 2008), the Commission have initiated steps aimed at its review.
“As part of the measures and strategies geared towards the regulating and promoting the use of renewable energy technologies, the activities of solar Photovoltaic (Pv) installers will be regulated”, he said indicating further that applicants will be required to take a certification examination after which successful candidates will be certified by the Commission.
The Board Chairman hinted that, the November and December 2022 certification examination is in progress is opened till the 28th of October, 2022 as the Commission will register close to 800 candidates as part of the drive to scale up the electrical wiring regime in the country.
For his part, the Director of Electricity and Natural Gas of the Energy Commission, Mr. Anthony Bleboo in an interview said the Commission is working fervently with other stakeholders in the electricity value chain to rollout move solar power facilities and explained that solar is another form of the generating electricity.
He advised electrical wiring practitioners across the country to register with the Commission and participate in the electrical wiring training programme and examination, adding that successful candidates will have the approval of the Commission.
Mr. Sulemana Abubakar who represented the Minister of Energy, Mr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh commended the management and staff of the Energy Commission for their laudable initiatives which has enhanced the works of electrical wiring practitioners across the country adding government have put in place pragmatic measures and structures to connect power to every part of the country.