At the commissioning of a Fire Station at Larteh in the Akuapem North Municipal of the Eastern Region for operational use by the Fire Service, the Hon. Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery urged Ghanaians to help Ghana National Fire Service to achieve its mandate and prevent fires in the country.

The Fire Station, which comprises offices, control room, conference room among others has been provided through a collaborative effort between the Akuapem North Municipal Assembly, Chiefs and people of Larteh is to serve the Larteh community and its surrounding areas to reduce the Fire Service traveling long distance to answer distress calls.

The Minister noted that considering the fast rate of development in the country, there have been calls for a corresponding rate of infrastructural development in terms of services the state provides and delivers to its citizens.

He assured the Ghana National Fire Service of the continuous support of Government in the execution of its mandate and build a better country for the good people of Ghana. 

Hon. Ambrose Dery also assured the Service that plans are afoot to equip the Service with the required equipment to effectively and efficiently carry out its mandate.

According to him, in recent times, the Ghana National Fire Service has embarked on an expansion programme to bring its services to the people and therefore Government deems it appropriate to partner private individuals and organisations to help the Service establish Fire Stations across the country to provide fire cover for all communities.

The Minister urged the Ghana National Fire Service to educate the public on prevention of fires to reduce the incidents of fire outbreaks in Ghana.

He commended the Akuapem North Municipal Assembly, Chiefs and people of the town and all those who supported in diverse ways in the construction of the Fire Station.