Ghana Fire Service Public Relation Officer has blamed Ghana Water Company for not having water in the water hydrants
Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service Ellis Robinson Oko has attributed their delayed response to the fire outbreak on Monday July 5th 2021 at Makola Market to shortage of water
According to Ellis Robinson Oko, there was no water flowing through the fire hydrant hence the Fire Service is not to blame for the nonfunctioning water hydrants that made it difficult for them to douse the fire.
He said the actions and inactions of some state agencies such as the Ghana Water Company, Electricity Company of Ghana, and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly make it difficult for the firefight.
Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM, he said “We didn’t run out of water. The problem is all the fire hydrants didn’t have water in them so we had to rely on water from circle and Alajo. It’s the responsibility of the water company to manage the fire hydrants. We don’t manage fire hydrants.
“As at the time the fire happened, all the hydrants were not flowing meanwhile Ghana water company didn’t tell us why they shut it yesterday.
We couldn’t leave our duty to go ask Ghana Water Company why there was no water in our hydrants so we did what was required at the time and that’s what we did.
It’s rather unfortunate that everyone is blaming us but let’s look at the situation on the ground before blaming the fire service.