A Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA) and NPP parliamentary hopeful in the Adentan constituency, Akosua Manu, has organised fire safety awareness programme at Nanakrom in the Greater Accra Region.
Borrowing the owrds of John Adams, she stressed that “Government is nothing more than the combined force of society, or united power of multitude, for the peace, order, safety, good and happiness of the people”.
Madam Akosua Manu, who is affectionately called Kozie graced the Nanakrom Fire Safety Training at Nanakrom last stop.
She explained that the fire safety awareness programme is an initiative which is tailored to address the rampant fire outbreaks within the Adentan Municipality to save lives and properties.
Welcoming parliamentary hopeful to the community, the Chief of New Nmai Dzorn, Chief Sanda, expressed his happiness about the initiative and the fact that it is spearheaded by a woman.
“I’m sure when you heard of the numerous fire outbreaks in my community, the first concern was the survival of women and children who may have been affected because I can see how compassionate you are as a mother,” Chief Sanda said.
Madam Akosua Manu took her turn to demonstrate her fire fighting skills to the admiration of the residents of Nanakrom.
She admonished the residents to be on the look out for one another to help fight fires in the community should it occur again. She was very optimistic the preventive lessons learnt would go a long way to curb the rise in fire outbreaks at Nanakrom.
The two hours of Fire Safety training led by Fire Officer, Mr. Francis Ahenkan, gave the residents of Nanakrom the opportunity to try their hands on how to put out fire as well as its prevention.
The elated members of Nanakrom community did not hide their joy as they thanked ‘Kozie’ for the unprecedented gesture.
Present during the training were the Chief of New Nmai Dzorn, Chief Sanda, his father, Yakubu Kasim, Rashid Kpenzey, Chamba Chief and Mohammed Abubakar.
The rest were some electoral area Coordinators, Polling Station Executives from Manhee and other electoral areas.