GHANA: A US$1.9m air conditioning and refrigeration examination laboratory, the initial in West Africa, has been officially opened in Accra, Ghana.
The facility will permit Ghana’s standards regulator to have out exams and ensure that all air conditioners and fridges imported into Ghana meet up with the country’s minimum amount electricity functionality benchmarks. It will also complement the work of Ghana’s Strength Commission in enforcing the country’s import certification plan, which calls for that selected substantial-threat merchandise moving into Ghana have to be qualified as assembly all obligatory requirements.
In addition, it will also aid the efficiency of Ghana’s latest Strength Performance Equipment Standards and Labelling routine, staying carried out by the Electrical power Commission.
Finance for the new facility came from Ghana’s Millennium Improvement Authority (MiDA), set up to oversee funding from the Millennium Obstacle Company, a US impartial overs assist company. The Ghana Benchmarks Authority also presented $45,000.
The new take a look at lab is outfitted with condition-of-the-artwork tools to meet international tests standards. It has the capability to take a look at 96 air conditioners and 48 refrigeration appliances every year. The facility has been furnished with a 400KVA generator established and a dedicated transformer, to make certain uninterrupted electrical energy provide.
“This laboratory will put Ghana in a management posture, encouraging to enforce strong efficiency specifications, lessening emissions, and saving Ghanaians cash,” reported US Ambassador Stephanie S Sullivan at the official inauguration.