New Ho fire station inaugurated

xxxxThe newly built Ho Municipal Fire Station was inaugurated on Monday.

This was realised through the collaborative efforts of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council and the Ho Municipal Assembly.

The cost was not disclosed.

The inauguration coincided with a sudden rainfall and a fire breakout in the Fiave area of the municipality, prompting the station’s fire tender to dash out at top speed to the scene to put it out before returning to the station.

The tape-cutting ceremony was jointly performed by the Minister of the Interior, Mr Prosper Bani, and Togbe Adzi Lakle Howusu XII, Awafiaga of the Asogli State.

Mr Bani said that the magnificent station testified to the giant achievements that could result from bold initiatives by the assemblies.

He entreated personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to apply the culture of maintenance to the facility.

Earlier, the Chief Fire Officer, Dr Albert Brown-Gaisie, said 35 fire stations had so far been built in the country since 2014, including 11 in the Volta Region.

According to Dr Brown-Gaisie, three more stations would soon be built at Juapong, Kadjebi and Nkwanta North.

He said that domestic fires accounted for 41 per cent of all fire in the country for some time now.

The Chief Fire Officer revealed that use of “inferior” cables for wiring homes instead of standard cables also contributed to domestic fires.

He, therefore, urged households to engage the services of only certified and qualified electricians for wiring their homes.

Dr. Gaisie also cautioned individuals against the “careless” use of candles and other naked flames in their homes.

 

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

 

 

 

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