General News of Saturday, 17 January 2015
Chairman of the Fire Service Council, Alhaji Ahmadu Sorogho says government should severely punish officials who will be indicted in the interim report for the fire outbreak at the Central Medical Stores.
This, according to him, will serve as a deterrent to those who deliberately destroy national assets.
Fire gutted the country’s central drug storage and distribution facility at Tema this week.
An interim investigation report indicated that the fire consumed over 230 million cedis worth of medical supplies.
The report also pointed out that the facility had no fire certificate and recommended the prosecution of certain individuals whose negligence led to the costly disaster.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News, Ahmadu Sorogho, who is also the Member of Parliament for Madina, insisted that government should sanction those who have been indicted saying “I have made it very clear that if people are culpable, they must be sanctioned appropriately.”
“This is serious and if it turns out that people deliberately did that, they must face the law so that tomorrow we don’t see these things, it’s becoming too much,” he added.
He also congratulated the fire service team for their swift response in putting out the fire.