In a press release signed by Kwabena Owusu Akyeampong, Administrator of GIFEC and copied to News Ghana, he indicated that the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of which Ghana is a member, recommends that member states selected a primary or secondary emergency number to serve as the National Number for all emergency related situations in the country, hence Ghana has selected 112 as its emergency line.

wpid-GIFEC.jpgGIFEC is however informing the pubic that two call centres are operational in Accra (Ghana House) and Ashanti Region (Nkwatakese), with three others scheduled for completion this year, all of whicg can be reached through the emergency number 112.

“Ghanaians are advised to reach the Ghana Fire Service, Ambullance Service, Ghana Police Service and National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), in case of emergencies before, during and after this Easter holidays by dialing 112 on any fixed line or mobile phone for prompt assistance. The 112 emergency number is toll free.” he stated.

According to him, the centres have trained staff to receive emergency complaints and direct them to the appropriate institutions for quick redress adding that the operators are trained to offer urgent advice in life-threatening situations.

Meanwhile, GIFEC cautioned the publuic to desist from making panic calls to the centre and that dialing 112 emergency number without an emergency to report is an offence punishable by law.

“Theose who make panic calls to the centre will therefore be duky prosecuted,’ encouraging the general public to use the service appropriately for its intended purpose.




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