The immediate past Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Dr. Albert Brown Gaisie, has been installed as Pɛsɛmakahene of Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Council in the Ahafo Region.
He is bestowed with the stool name Nana Dr. Okoforogya Gaisie and becomes the spokesman for the Omanhene of Duayaw Nkwanta.
The installation ceremony was carried out at the Omanhene’s palace at Duayaw Nkwanta where the former Chief Fire Officer was initiated and customary rites performed for confinement to be installed as Pɛsɛmakahene.
He swore an oath of allegiance to the Omanhene of Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Area, Nana Boakye Tromo III.
In his address, the Omanhene of Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Area, Nana Boakye Tromo III, said the honour bestowed on the Fire Officer was an appreciation for his immense contribution to the development of the community as he celebrates 55 years on the throne.
Nana Dr. Okoforogya Gaisie expressed his gratitude to Nananom for the honour done him by recognizing his efforts and appreciating him accordingly.
Nonetheless, he took the opportunity to appeal to government to help resource the fire service to improve upon the capacity of the institution and personnel for effective and efficient delivery of their mandates.
“The capacity as at now is not all that encouraging. Security goes with safety. When you are secured, it doesn’t mean you are safe. We need to look at how best we can improve upon our fire defence systems, fire equipment situations in this country so that at the end of the day, Ghana will be safe,” he said.
Akoanahene of Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Council, Nana Nsuaa Diawuo Kokroko recounted some of the developmental contributions of the former Chief Fire Officer and the need to maintain him in the palace.
“He’s been able to help us secure a fire academy of which the traditional council has allocated 30 acres of land to site the project and has already commenced moulding blocks.
I can emphatically state that about 80% of the qualified youths have gained employment into the fire service through his efforts.
“Furthermore, his contributions and suggestions to the traditional council have been very beneficial that’s why we are maintaining him here as the Pɛsɛmakahene.
By Kwabena Abisa|Ahafo Region|Onuaonline.com