An electrical products distribution company, Seagle Ghana Limited, has put together a programme to train electricians as part of its contribution to deepening the practice in the country.
The training will essentially facilitate the transfer of technology to prospective beneficiaries to enable them to be abreast of global modern technologies in electrical and electronics engineering.
It will also help sharpen their professional skills in electrical works with the aim of improving their problem solving skills in their day-to-day encounter with their respective customers.
A Director of the Seagle Ghana Limited, Abhijit Dixit, made this known in an interview with the Graphic Business in Accra on the sidelines of a meeting with dealers of HPL Electric and Power Limited based electrical products from India.
The Seagle company is the main distributor of HPL products in Ghana.
The meeting afforded management of Seagle and HPL the opportunity to receive feedback from dealers in order to address challenges facing them in the course of selling the products.
About 35 dealers from the Greater Accra, Volta and Oti regions attended the meeting.
Mr Dixit said his outfit placed emphasis on education and training to ensure the acquisition of the requisite skills needed to solve issues concerning electrical works.
He explained that the world was now moving and advancing in technology at a faster pace, hence such a training would ensure that the beneficiaries were not left behind globally.
The director further observed that a good number of local electricians might be lacking modern technological skills, making it difficult for them to compete effectively with their counterparts globally.
“HPL products have been on the Ghanaian market for the past five years, producing quality electrical products. As long as we are maintaining quality as an electrical manufacturing company, it will not be hazardous for customers to patronise our products and ultimately fire outbreaks will be reduced significantly,” Mr Dixit pointed out.
Another director of the Seagle Ghana Limited, Milind Garud and the Assistant General Manager (Sales and Marketing) of the HPL Electric and Power Limited, Abhishek Anand, both stated that an aggressive marketing strategy would be put in place to increase awareness of HPL's new products that had been manufactured based on modern Technologies.
Some of the new products, they noted, included fans, cables of different sizes and automatic changeovers.
The HPL also produces electrical wiring accessories, metering devices, wire and cables, circuit breakers, light emitting diode (LED) lighting systems and solar products.
Some of the dealers told Seagle and HPL management to put in place strategies to effectively address the proliferation of fake electrical products on the market.
They also stressed the need for the company to introduce aggressive marketing to make HPL products become a household name in the country.
They further explained that initially, some of their customers, particularly local electricians, were rejecting the HPL products because they were not known to them.
The dealers pointed out to management of the HPL to be transparent in their dealings with them in order to increase the popularity of products.
The dealers, who expressed varied concerns at the meeting included the Director of Demsack Engineering Works Limited in the Volta, Oti and Greater Accra regions, Edem Sackey, the Chief Operating Officer of Taller Electricals, Solomon Darko, the Marketing Manager of Miracle
Electricals, Moses Dzani and the Director of the Natmega Investment Limited, Nat Amegashie, all of Opera Square, Accra.