The BPS has urged the government to publish all fire reports

The Bureau of Public
Safety (BPS) has urged the government to publish reports on all fire
investigations it has received.

To the Executive Director of the Bureau, Nana Yaw Akwadaa, in these unpublished reports rest the information and answers to measures to curb fire disasters in Ghana.

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The call follows four
separate fire outbreaks in the Ashanti region with three of the fire incidents occurring
at the Kumasi Central market and the Asafo market, and the fourth fire at the
Grace Chapel of the Calvary Charismatic Centre.

Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM, Tuesday, Mr Akwadaa said the publication of the fire reports would help Ghanaians to know the recommendations made and the level of implementation executed to curb fire disasters.

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“Inferno in Ghana is no
news, but we have fire reports which can help the situation still resting in
government’s bosom, while we are being kept in the dark. We want to know the
recommendations in those reports,” he stated.

“The consistent
shielding of public safety reports, accident reports is backward, archaic, irresponsible
and we must move away from that. It is about time we begin to benefit from
accident safety reports because that is how civilised nations and societies are
built,” he cautioned.

“Let government
publish all reports it has received since 2012. Let government publish the
investigations done by the Ghana National Fire Service so that we can all read
through the report to see where we got it wrong and what duty bearers must do,”
he added.

Source: Adomonline | Gertrude

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