The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has said fire management will continue to feature prominently on Government’s agenda and will continue to impact positively on the development programmes of Ghana.

According to him, fire safety has been a tried and tested concept and approach which has yielded positive results and brings relief to all. He, however, noted that fire disasters occur with their corresponding negative impact on the socio economic and cultural lives of the citizenry and that necessary measures would be put in place to curb the situation.

Mr. Ambrose Dery was speaking at the Graduation Parade of Cadet Intake 21 at the Ghana National Fire Service Academy and Training School in Accra, which was made up of 366 Officers.

He appealed to Management of Ghana National Fire Service to liaise with the necessary stakeholders to find ways by which healthy and safe building practices such as the appropriate use of burglar proof can be developed to forestall the incidence of trap to “death cases” recorded in the Country.

The Minister for the Interior commended Management and Men of the GNFS for their efforts in dealing with all fire incidents in the Country and further urged them to intensify Fire Safety Education including sensitization in the handling and management of hazardous materials by members of the public to curb the undesired occurrences and fire outbreaks.

The Minister reiterated Government’s commitment to provide logistical needs and resources needed for the Service to effectively and efficiently deliver on its mandate, adding that the Service is expected to take delivery of New Fire Trucks as well as other tools to improve on its efficiency.

Awards were presented to deserving Officer Cadets.  Officer Cadet Vida Amoako received the Overall Best Award.