June 14, 2011

The Board Chairman of the Ghana National Fire Service Council, Alhaji Amadu Sorogho says the Council will make sure that the newly acquired fire fighting equipments for the Service undergoes regular maintenance to ensure its continues use.

According to the Board Chairman who is also the Member of Parliament for Abokobi/Madina, an elaborate time table has also been drawn for the equipments to receive periodic maintenance.

Concerns about how these equipments will be well handled have come up, considering the fact that Ghanaians over the years have been noted for poor maintenance culture especially of state assets.

President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday inaugurated 54 fire tenders and equipment for the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in Accra.

The fire tenders out of a consignment of 127, forms part a procurement arrangement by the Government and Project Development International of the United States of America (USA) under a loan faculty of 49 million dollars granted by the US Exim Bank.

Speaking to ghanamps.gov.gh, the Member of Parliament for Abokobi/Madina Alhaji Amadu Sorogho, commended President Attah Mills for making good his promise of adequately equipping the Fire Service.

He states that the procurement of the fire fighting equipments has come in handy considering the high spate of fire outbreaks that have occurred in the last two years.

Hon. Amadu Sorogho disclosed that since Ghana is now an oil drilling and exporting country the government is in the process of procuring marine fighting engines to deal with any fire outbreak that may occur at the Jubilee Oil Field.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov