Here are all the 19 appliances Energy Commission has banned from being imported

Ghana’s Energy Commission has banned the importation of 19 substandard electrical appliances and renewable energy products to the country.

Energy Commission bans importation of substandard appliances

According to a statement from the Commission, the ban is supposed to prevent Ghana from becoming the dumping ground for these substandard and used appliances from Europe and US. The statement noted that this new law would save Ghana’s electricity demand which necessitates additional generation capacity with its associated fuel cost.

The move is also expected to protect and keep the country’s environment and ecosystem intact by safeguarding citizens from air pollution caused by increased power generation, amongst others.

The Energy Commission is thus urging the general public, particularly importers of electrical appliances as well as prospective manufacturers to take note and not import such products.

Some of the products banned include: air conditioners, rice cookers, television sets, comfort fans and clothes and washing machines, among other products.


See full list of banned appliances below:

Meanwhile, Ghana’s total import bill increased by 7.0 per cent to US$14.65 billion in 2022, due to higher payments for oil and gas imports.

Of the total import bill, oil and gas, mainly refined petroleum imports, amounted to US$4.7 billion driven by higher prices, compared to US$2.7 billion in 2021, representing 71.3 per cent annual growth”, the central bank reported at its 110th monetary policy committee meeting on Monday, 30 January 2023.

The global economy came under severe strain in 2022 on the back of continued spillovers from geopolitical tensions, and continued tightening of monetary policy across countries, the Bank of Ghana opined.


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