The Ghana Standard Authority together with the Police, on Thursday arrested two Nigerians and seven Chinese for manufacturing electrical cables and copper rods without certification.
According to the Ghana News Agency, the seven Chinese and Nigerians were picked up at the manufacturing site at Bueko, in Tsopoli, a town in the Greater Accra Region, and handed over to the police after the Ghana Standard Authority were informed of their illegality.
The news agency disclosed that upon reaching the company, Fenice Metals Technology Company Limited, it was discovered that electrical cables of different sizes were produced and stored in their warehouse and containers in large quantities.
The team also discovered that all the products had logos of GSA and had the inscription ‘Made in Turkey, China, and Nigeria’, suggesting that they had been approved for the Ghanaian market.
The head of Enforcement, GSA, George Anti in an interview with the GNA, said “We are stopping their operations because we cannot let anymore of these products leave this premises. We can’t allow these to be happening in our country particularly when we are moving into the African Free Trade Continental Area AfCFTA.”
He said the GSA would be applying the strictest of sanctions to the company and would be waiting for the outcome of ongoing investigations.