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Tuesday 17 October 2017

2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] £350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
[N] Kwadaso: building kills 2, 1 in critical condition
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General News

[ 2017-10-08 ]

Prince Billy Anaglatey

We need helicopters for better fire fighting and rescue – Anaglatey
The Fire Service’s Deputy Director of Public
Relations, Billy Anaglatey, has noted his outfit’s
need for helicopters to fight fires, following the
massive gas explosion at Atomic Junction.

Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Anaglatey said the
Ghana fire service was now at a stage where it
needs to upgrade its methods.

“We keep saying that now that we have developed to
a level, the fire service needs helicopters for
firefighting and helicopters for rescue purposes,”
he said.

The constraints notwithstanding, Mr. Anaglatey
assured that fire service personnel were up to the
task, as far as combating fires are concerned.

“If you talk about our readiness in terms of human
capability, we have it and then we have all that
it takes to fight it. Had it not been that we had
all it took in terms of training and expertise, I
think this fire would have turned into a disaster
and not the mere destruction of the facilities
that occurred.”


The massive explosion occurred at the MANSCO gas
station at Atomic Junction near the University of
Ghana, resulting in a blackout and sparking
widespread pandemonium in surrounding areas.

Seven people have been confirmed dead with 40
people sustaining various degrees of injury.

The raging fire following the explosion took
almost 12 hours to fully quench, although the
situation was brought under control after about
two hours.

There have been complaints of empty hydrants and
water shortages, that have marred
firefighting efforts in the past, but such did not
occur following this explosion.

Source - citifmonline.com



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