Ejura Council Provides GNFS Staff Accommodation

The Ejurahene being assisted to open the facility

Ejura Traditional Council has handed over a seven-unit single room self-contained bungalow to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) at the Ejura-Sekyedumasi District in the Ashanti Region.

The project, which was funded by the traditional council with support from its partners, has a hall, washrooms and a kitchen.

It is aimed at providing conducive residential accommodation for firefighters in the district and its adjoining communities.

The handing over ceremony coincided with the fifth anniversary of the enstoolment of Barima Osei Hwedie II as Ejurahene and the 54th birthday of the chief, who has committed himself to work to improve the living conditions of his people.

Barima Osei Hwedie, speaking at the handing over ceremony, said he was challenged to construct the new building after he paid a working visit to the homes of fire officers in the town and saw the state of their accommodation.

According to him, he was worried about the situation and decided with other members of the council to provide decent accommodation for the officers to enable them discharge their duties effectively.

Barima Osei Hwedie urged the officers to make the best use of the facility to prolong its lifespan.

He pledged the continuous support of the traditional council to work with all stakeholders to provide the needed infrastructure to promote the speedy development of the area.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) Heroine Sekyere Boakye, Director of Logistics at the GNFS, expressed profound gratitude to Barima Osei Hwedie II, for his wonderful contribution and patriotism towards national development.

DCFO Boakye promised that the Regional Command would provide constant and effective supervision for the practice of good maintenance culture by personnel of the Ejura Fire Station to prolong the longevity of the building.

She said the GNFS had outlined measures to end fire outbreaks and charged personnel at the station to work harder to achieve the set target.

From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi