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08.10.2003 Regional News

Fire Officer impounds taxi

By GNA
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Mankessim (C/R), Oct. 7, GNA - A taxi driver who connected a gallon of petrol in the bonnet to the engine has had his vehicle impounded. Mr S. O. Adabo, Mfantseman District Fire Officer (DFO), who impounded the cab, said the driver would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

He cautioned drivers who adopt other unconventional methods of getting fuel into the engine of their vehicles instead of the fuel tank to desist from the practice since it posed serious threat to their lives and that of passengers.

The DFO was speaking at the inauguration of the District Fire Officers Wives Association (FOWA), at Mankessim.

Mrs Mavies Owusua Adabo, President of the Association, said the aim of the organisation is to support their husbands in the discharge of their duties especially by ensuring a peaceful domestic atmosphere. Mrs Owusua Adabo, who is a Nursing Officer said mindful of the adage, "behind every successful man there is a woman," members have decided to embark on income generating ventures such as batik, tie and dye making to improve their incomes to support housekeeping and the education of the children.

The Assistant Chief Fire Officer in charge of Central Region, Mr Kru Agyarko-Attobrah, called on Ghanaians to erase the misconception that personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service only fight fires. He said their main duty is to educate the people on the prevention of fires, adding that, "The more fire outbreaks recorded means our message has not gone down well," and urged personnel to intensify the fire prevention education campaign.

The Assistant Chief Fire Officer advised the members against over burdening their husbands since their work is risky and needed peace to go about it.

Mr Agyarko-Attobrah asked the "experience members" to educate the young ones on how to ensure a successful marriage and urged them to meet regularly to share ideas. 07 Oct. 03

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