Work begins on GNFS Staff and Command College in Ejura

Ejura (Ash), March 31, GNA - A ceremony has been performed to mark the official start of construction works on the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Staff and Command College at Ejura in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality.

The municipal assembly and the traditional council are supporting the implementation of the project, which on completion would serve as centre of excellence for research into modern firefighting and train firefighters.

On hand to perform the ceremony, was the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. John Alexander Ackon.

He welcomed the project, saying, it was a right step, given the increasing fire disasters and the attendant fatalities and damage to property.

The region, for example, had between January and March - a space of three months, recorded 346 separate fire incidents, and said the situation was quite disturbing.    

He stated that the destruction could not continue and called for the people to work together to prevent fires.

Mr. Ackon asked that they adopted safety practices and avoided doing anything likely to cause fire outbreak.

He praised the chief of Ejura, Barima Osei Hwedie, for releasing land for the project and said the benefits would be enormous.

The Chief Fire Officer, Dr. Albert Brown Gaisie, reminded everybody that fire prevention was a shared responsibility and asked that they all contributed their part to substantially reduce fire disasters.

He acknowledged the tremendous support for the GNFS by the traditional council and expressed confidence that this would be sustained.

Barima Osei Hwedie pledged to do all he could to assist the early completion of the project.


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Published: 2016-03-31 13:19:49
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