Sack all the old men and recruit the youth into Tudu Fire Service station – Makola traders to Akufo-Addo

A section of traders at the Makola market has called for the dismissal of firefighters at the Tudu station who they deem as old men.

This call comes at the back of the delay in response to the fire outbreak that razed a building opposite the Makola Shopping mall in Accra on Monday, July 5.

According to many, they could have saved millions if not for the slow response to salvaging the situation when the fire broke out.

Most of them who spoke to media men mentioned that the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) personnel at the Tudu station are old and not energetic enough to handle emergency situations.

They furthered that it took the intervention of the energetic men in the service to climb the fire crane to quench the fire on the second and third floors of the shops that were up in flames.

Due to this, they are calling on GNFS to employ the youth so they help fight fires on time whenever they are called upon to douse an inferno.

One of the interviewees said, “We need vibrant people to work in the Fire Service. These old men and women are tired. They can’t do the job anymore. More than 10 cars have arrived at the fire disaster scene yet they can’t quench the fire.”

“President Nana Addo should sack all the Fire Service personnel at Tudu. The reason being that they contributed to the spread of the fire. Sack all the personnel and employ the youth at the Tudu Fire Service station. So far, it is only the youth that has been able to use the crane to douse the fire,” another said.

They called on the GNFS to be watchful and fill all their tenders with water to help save lives and properties during fire disasters.

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