Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, DO1 Prince Billy Anaglatey has agreed with the content of a press statement issued by the National Safety Campaign (NASACA), saying Ghana is not ready for NEVER AGAIN slogan.
According to NASACA, Ghana only pretend to be active in dealing with disasters only when there's one.
It believes the Atomic Junction gas explosion would not easily be the last one that Ghana would want to see since the state fall short when it comes to policy implementation to ensure all round safety in society.
The organization in the said statement hinted that explosions are not the only unfortunate incident that suffers the nation this frequent. "The nation is far from ready to live up to what it takes to halt such unfortunate incidences that suffer the state this frequent" it added.
On that note, it called on government to try rolling out measures that would cater for hazards in general rather than explosions only.
The safety campaigners equally admonished the citizenry to be law abiding and safety conscious in order that Ghana can really sing the tune, NEVER AGAIN and live up to it in the near future.
Speaking on Rainbow Radio International 87.5 Fm, Mr. Anaglatey said the group is not far from the truth since society remains careless, negligent and ignorant about safety issues.
‘’I think we should be talking about our attitude. It’s all about we changing our attitude. If we are looking at the indiscipline and reckless nature at which we handle some of these situations, because of most of those fires that has been caused, happen because we are reckless and indiscipline…If we fail to change our attitude towards fire safety, if we fail to cultivate the fire safety culture, if we fail to appreciate the importance of fire safety, then I think we are not ready,’’ Mr. Anaglatey concluded.