NFS / ADM/069
24TH APRIL, 2009
RE: KONKONTE POWDER USED
AS FIRE EXTINGUISHER
made to a news article which appeared on page 20 of the Wednesday April 22nd
2009 edition of the Daily Graphic with the above caption. This is to clarify
certain facts that the last paragraph of the report seem to have created as
though Fire Service as an organisation sells Fire Eextinguishers.
paragraph reads ‘Mr. Opoku said in order to make the gadget more accessible
to motorist to ensure the safety of live and property on the roads, is
outfit had provided the Koforidua Office of the DVLA with Fire Extinguishers
to be sold to drivers at subsidised prices but some of the drivers had
declined to buy them.’
Command wishes to state that the last paragraph as captured above does not
carry a true reflection of what ACFO Opoku said at the launch.
It must be
noted that Act 537, Ghana National Fire Service Act and the LI 1724, Fire
Precautions (Premises) Regulations of 2003 does not permit the Service to
sell Fire Extinguishers. However the Service is mandated to recommend and
offer advise on the purchase of such Fire fighting Equipment.
under this circumstance is that, the extinguishers were supplied after a
stakeholders meeting which included the drivers as well. It was at the said
meeting that CHARKOJOS FIRE WORKS LIMITED was recommended for the
supply of Fire Extinguishers to drivers on credit basis.
CHARKOJOS FIRE WORKS LIMITED which supplied the Fire
Extinguishers and not Fire Service as the publication seems to create.
reaction is to put to rest the misconception created as if the Ghana
National Fire Service sells Fire Extinguishers.