Schools Advised to Use Some Part of Their IGF for Fire Insurance


Heads of Senior High Schools have been urged to use part of their Internally Generated Fund (IGF) to obtain fire insurance policies to aid the fire prevention whiles safeguarding properties in the event of sudden fire disasters.

Mr. Francis Oti Boateng, Asante-Akim North District Chief Executive (DCE), said additionally, students must be educated on the need to adhere to fire prevention and safety measures to ensure the timely prevention of school fires.

The MCE gave the advice when he inspected the Agogo Collins Senior High School Boys’ dormitory, which was gutted by fire over the weekend.

Items belonging to students and the school running into thousands of cedis, were lost to the fire, though there were no casualties.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. However, sources close to the Konongo Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), which officials came in timely to douse the flames, said they had started investigations in the cause of the outbreak.

The DCE said, the students had been relocated to another building awaiting a planned pavilion, being constructed by the Assembly for the school.

He commended Lawyer Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Railways Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for the area and Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum, Deputy Education Minister, for their quick intervention to move to the site when an “SOS” was sent out.

He disclosed the readiness of the Assembly to commission a fire station by June this year to protect the four factories captured under the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme.

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