President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo in consultation with the Council of State has appointed, Mr Emmanuel Agyei Anhwere, Member of Parliament for Atwima Nwabiagya South as a member of the Governing Council of the Ghana National Fire Service.
Mr Agyei Anhwere will serve as a vice chairman of the Council which is being chaired by Mr Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, Member of Parliament for Asante Akim Central, for four years.
The Governing Council of the Ghana National Fire Service per Ghana National Fire Service Act, 1997(Act 537) among other duties is mandated to advise the Interior Minister on formulation of policies, and ensure the implementation of the functions of the Service.
The Council consists of the Chairman, the Chief Fire Officer, a representative each from the Attorney General Department, the Minister responsible for Road and Transport, and the Minister responsible for Employment and Social Welfare not below the rank of Director. The Act allow for two members of the Service to be nominated by the Chief Fire Officer, one of whom shall be a junior rank, and two other person’s one of whom shall be a woman to be part of the Council.
At a brief but colourful swearing-in done by the Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Derry, the members of Council were charged to perform their legitimate functions deligently for the good of the nation.
The Chairman of the Council on behalf of the members pledged their commitment to discharging their manadate to ensure the well-being of the Service and the Nation as a whole.
Thomas Awuah, Nkawie.