Source: GNA - The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to get rid of buildings that obstruct firefighting to ensure the safety of properties during fire outbreak.
Mr Ebenezer Simpson, Director Fire Safety of GNFS, said removal of such buildings would reduce the number of valuables lost in fire outbreaks....
He said the exposed nature of the cables could easily generate fire.
He also expressed concern that some traders are using their tables and stalls to cover the hydrants, which make it difficult for firefighters to get access to them during emergencies.
Mr Simpson noted that the rate at which people are losing their valuable properties to fire is alarming, hence the need for all to contribute to ensure a fire-free society.
Mr Moses Aboh, Assemblyman for Kokomlemle, said a contract had been signed for all cables in the market to be changed but for about a year the work is yet to commence, leaving the traders to do business under such conditions.
He called on the contractor to undertake the project to ensure the safety of all.
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