We’re on course to having 5 Fire Stations in Akuapem North - MCE
The Municipal Chief Executive for Akuapem North, Barima Awuah Sarpong-Larbi is delighted that the Assembly with support of some notable members of the Municipality is on course to achieving the establishment of five fire stations in the municipality.
Date Created : 7/11/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Dominic Shirimori/Ghanadistricts.com
This follows the establishment and inauguration of a new Fire Service Station at Larteh-Akuapem, one of the major towns in the Municipality.
Mr. Aseidu-Larbi stated that upon his assumption of office, one of his visions is to ensure the establishment of five fire service stations in the Municipality; that is additional four to the existing Manpong Fire Station at Okorase, Adawso, Larteh and Akropong.
He said it is a delight that their efforts are yielding positive results as Akropong Fire Station was established and in use, and the latest is the Larteh Fire Station.
The Larteh-Akuapem Fire Station, the MCE said would serve the people of Agormeda, Ayikumah and surrounding areas and would help further reduce fire incidence significantly through their regular citizens’ engagement and response time.
According to him, their next focus would be at Adawso where about five (5) acre land has been acquired and they are now at Regional Lands Commission to do a search to ensure the land is a free land so that they can take possession of it.
There have also been extensive discussions with the chiefs and elders of Adawso on how the station would be built.
Mr. Aseidu-Larbi asserts however, that he has some challenge with Okorase, adding that because of its proximity to Koforidua, the regional capital, they contemplating changing the original idea of building a fire station to a police station because the town doesn’t have a police station.
He assured that these plans though elaborate are very feasible because they are going to be community initiated projects as happened at Larteh and people are ready to support the initiatives to push development forward in the various communities.