Ghanaian authorities seize 135 used fridges at Takoradi Port
One hundred and thirty-five (135) second-hand fridges have been seized by the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority and Energy Commission at the Takoradi port.
The seized fridges would be conveyed to the depot of the Commission in Accra for dismantling to ensure that the deadly gas, Chlorofluorocarbon is well taken care of in order to avert environmental depletion.
Mr Victor Owusu, Western Regional Public Affairs Manager of the Commission made this known to the media in Takoradi on Thursday.
He said the band on used fridges is still in force and warned importers of such goods that the law would strictly deal with them.
He revealed that 4000 people in the Region had exchanged their used fridges for brand new ones under the Rebate Scheme embarked upon by the Commission.
Mr Owusu noted that with the figure GH¢700,000 have been saved by the state in terms of energy consumption.
He entreated energy consumers in the country to use power wisely to save the nation from experiencing another energy crisis.