By Inusa Musah
Barely a week after coming out with a four-year medium-term development plan for economic development strategies with the potential to stimulate local economic growth to boost the revenue of the Assembly for the rapid socio-economic development of Ada West, the district has commissioned a Fire Station at its capital, Sege.
This brings to the number two security projects the six-year-old district has opened, after its district police headquarters, also at the district capital.
The two projects are aimed at, first and foremost, boosting investor confidence, in that, any investor who decides to site a business in Ada West, is assured of police presence and 24-hour well-equipped and well-trained firefighting personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service.
Lastly, the two projects are positioned at vantage locations for rapid response to crime or disaster.
Sege, the district capital, borders the North Tongu District, and Ada East and Ningo-Prampram districts to the west.
What is more, it is on the Accra-Tema-Aflao highway, and, considering the daily volume of vehicles that ply the stretch, with its attendant road carnage that occur on the highway, Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi, Ada West District Chief Executive (DCE), said the fire station would have personnel who are ready to provide emergency response services that can save human lives.
He said the Assembly would collaborate with the Ghana National Fire Service to carry out educational programmes in communities across the district, to educate the people on safety in their various homes, as well as insuring their properties.
The Acting Chief Fire Officer, Edwin Ekow Blankson, in a speech read on his behalf, expressed the hope that the fire station and personnel posted to the district would prioritise safety education in the area and its surrounding communities and sensitise the inhabitants to ensure preventable fires do not occur.
He craved the indulgence of the district assemblies and traditional rulers to partner the Fire Service to help educate the citizenry on strict fire safety practices, especially on the prevention of bush fires.
The Ada West Assembly has earmarked the construction of a market complex and modern transport terminal to further open up the area.