Lighting Up Ghana: The Untold Story of Prefos Ltd


For many years, commercial activity in many parts of Africa was limited to daylight. This meant that business activity for many indigenous industries terminated at sunset. Even for companies that do brisk business during the day, the lack of a reliable source of energy supply hampered their smooth business transactions.

Job creation and socio-economic development

It was to address this issue, encourage job creation and facilitate socio-economic development that Prefos was set up in 1991. The company’s vision is to become the most innovative electrical engineering firm in Ghana and the West African sub-region.

Prefos is inspired by the business model of supporting job creation among Africa’s youth through its streetlight installation and maintenance projects. As Ghana’s foremost electrical engineering firm, Prefos, working with Ghana’s government under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative, has begun a national streetlight installation programme in the various Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies (MMDAs) as part of a strategy to enhance Ghana’s socio-economic development.

Multipurpose factory complex

The company’s multipurpose factory in Jachie, near Ejisu in the Ashanti region has the most adaptable, modern streetlight assembling lines in the country. The facility is fitted with a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, a showroom and a training school (the Prefos Electrical Training Centre) for training electricians from the various MMDAs, including students from other countries in Africa, on streetlight installation and maintenance.

Security and beautification

Prefos assembles LED and solar lamps from leading manufacturers in Europe and Asia and adapts them to local efficiency and maximum performance. The company’s commitment to supporting the national economy has led to the re-engineering of the country’s streetlights in a manner that provides maximum illumination and security for pedestrians, motorists, traders, and all who enjoy night life.

The beauty of our streetlights has lent a night glow and radiance to most streets, both in Accra and throughout the towns and cities of Ghana. Thanks to the dedication and skill of our engineers, Prefos could be coming to a city near you!

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