Sollatek is working hard to eliminate product counterfeiting as it improves on service availability to Ghanaian consumers.
Marketing Manager of Sollatek Ghana, Thomas Akogliya Says though efforts to fight the menace in Ghana have yielded some positive results, more needs to be done to nib it in the bud.
Established in the United Kingdom 30-years ago, Sollatek is a leading manufacturer of specialist gadgets which protect electrical and electronic equipment.
Sollatek products include Voltage protection, telecoms, refrigeration control, Solar and Voltage Optimization products, designed and prototyped by engineers at a facility based in the United Kingdom. These are later distributed to over 190 countries nationwide.
Officials say some people have been arrested in Ghana for faking or imitating Sollatek products, especially, fridge guards.
At least,six suspects have been arrested so far and investigations are under way
He said Sollatek with the support of police has over the years managed to bring the rate of counterfeiting of Sollaatek products in Ghana.
He said this when the Ghana Police Service in conjunction with SOLLATEK Electronics Ghana Limited, dealer of electrical gadgets embarked on a day’s exercise to clamp down on the activities of fake dealers , especially fake Sollatek products in the Accra Central Business District.
Speaking to the Media, the Director of Operations of the CID, Chief Superintendent of Police Mr. Felix Koku. Mawusi said there were over 13 different laws in Ghana that dealt with various aspects of intellectual property but only three main laws, comprising the Trade Mark Act 664 of 2004, the Trade Mark Act 876 of 2014 and the Criminal Offence Act 29 of 1960 were used in criminal enforcement.
He called on the General public to be aware of fake electrical gadgets or fake cables that continue to get into the market because its can sometimes cause frequent outbreaks of fire and damage to electrical gadgets in the country.
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