Outgoing Divisional Fire Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in the Ada West District; Greater Accra Region, Divisional Officer Grade I (DO I), Esther Dickson Addo has entreated Junior fire Officers of the Ada West District GNF to exhibit commitment and humility in discharging their professional duties.
Esther Dickson made the call when addressing a gathering at ‘a pull out and send off ceremony’ organized by the district’s fire office to commemorate her hard work displayed that sustained the district office since its inception in June 2008.
According to her, the desire to work with the GNFS has changed hence most youth who have seek recruitment into the fire service can not commit to the level of work demanded in the service since they consider working with the fire service as an opportunity to deal with unemployment in life.
“Unemployment is the driving factor that has compelled most youth to accept to work with the fire service and this has exposed their level of commitment towards the work,” she discloses.
She advised that: “Junior officers and the youth in the service must exhibit emersed level of submission to drive the senior officers who wield much knowledge inculcate into them the required knowledge to work with.
Esther Dickson also bemoaned lack of attention from government in equipping the Ada West District Ghana National Fire Service Office with the adequate appliance to work with adding that aside the normal duty to curb fire crisis, the office also has a task to rescue road accident and drown victims.
Expressing her dismay at the challenges facing the office, she mentioned that that depleted road in the district has hindered their smoot movement to fire scenes in the area.
“The nature of the road network in the district is another major challenge crippled our work to fire scenes. The more we use roads that link towns in the district to save fire victims, the more our appliance get deteriorated,” she bemoaned.
She has therefore called on government to furnish the Ada West District Ghana National Fire Service office with the requisite appliance since the district is one of a vast land area to operate.
The new District Commander, Divisional Grade III, Boamah Biney commended the outgoing DO I Addo for her tremendous effort towards firefighting in the district accolading her personality as a woman who wields power to act as a man.
He has also praised the DO I for her interpersonal relationship that has united the fire fighters in the Ada West GNFS office.
BY; Nicholas Tetteh, Amedor.