The Hon. Deputy Ministry for the Interior, Naana Eyiah, said Government is committed to resourcing the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) by providing personnel, training, necessary equipment and other logistical support to make the GNFS more effective to deliver on their mandate.

According to her, to meet the expectation of the populace, the Service would focus on promoting fire safety, protecting the citizens and properties from fire, rescuing people from road traffic accidents and dealing with other emergencies such as flooding.

Hon. Naana Eyiah was speaking at the graduation ceremony of Cadet intake 20 at the GNFS Academy and Training School at James Town in Accra. She said the ongoing recruitment of 2000 personnel into the GNFS will go a long way to augment the manpower strength of the Service.

The Hon. Deputy Minister disclosed that the Management of the GNFS will have a strategic human development plan to direct the manpower needs of the Service since globalization has led to rapid technological advancement and GNFS cannot be left behind.

She commended the Management of the Ghana National Fire Service for being innovative in the delivery of their mandate to the people of Ghana. She added that Government will continue to support the Service so that it can become one of the best on the continent and the world at large.

Hon. Naana Eyiah also commended Government for upgrading facilities at the GNFS Academy and Training School and urged the Acting Chief Fire Officer to consider the quality of his personnel as one of his priorities because they are the pillars of the Service.

She congratulated the newly passed out officers for their hard work and determination. She urged them to take great pride in all the hard work that had brought them this far and help save and protect the lives of the people of Ghana.