GHANA: A US$1.9m air conditioning and refrigeration test laboratory, the 1st in West Africa, has been formally opened in Accra, Ghana.
The facility will help Ghana’s specifications regulator to carry out exams and make certain that all air conditioners and refrigerators imported into Ghana meet the country’s least electricity overall performance standards. It will also complement the operate of Ghana’s Power Fee in enforcing the country’s import certification plan, which calls for that selected large-threat products moving into Ghana must be licensed as meeting all compulsory requirements.
In addition, it will also support the efficiency of Ghana’s present Energy Effectiveness Equipment Expectations and Labelling routine, becoming undertaken by the Power Commission.
Finance for the new facility came from Ghana’s Millennium Enhancement Authority (MiDA), established up to oversee funding from the Millennium Obstacle Company, a US unbiased overs aid company. The Ghana Criteria Authority also furnished $45,000.
The new test lab is outfitted with state-of-the-artwork tools to meet up with world wide screening benchmarks. It has the capacity to check 96 air conditioners and 48 refrigeration appliances annually. The facility has been offered with a 400KVA generator set and a devoted transformer, to guarantee uninterrupted electrical power offer.
“This laboratory will put Ghana in a leadership posture, helping to enforce strong efficiency specifications, lowering emissions, and conserving Ghanaians funds,” explained US Ambassador Stephanie S Sullivan at the official inauguration.