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Bamenda Council Receives MINATD Accolades

 

 

A team from the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation (MINATD) led by the Director of Civil Protection, Nana Jean Pierre, was in Bamenda recently to exchange notes with city hall authorities on fire protection and security in the markets.

 

 The visit followed a meeting in Limbe last February 2012 of the city council authorities of the country during which Bamenda city council was rated the best in the country in terms of fire protection and security in the markets. It was to learn the lessons from Bamenda that Nana Jean Pierre and his team visited Bamenda.

 

 After visiting the lock-up markets in Bamenda to access the installation of fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, connection of electricity, telephone lines, alarm system and first facilities, the team expressed satisfaction.  They noted that since independence, many fire disasters had been recorded in almost all the markets in all the regions of the country except in the North West. They promised to share the experience gathered from Bamenda with other city councils across the country.

 

 Earlier in a working session chaired by the SDO of Mezam, Njunwet Marche Bertrand, the authorities of the Bamenda City Council presented a report of the technical committee on fire protection and security in the markets of the Bamenda City Council.

 

 Equally, the commander of the Army Rescue Unit in Bamenda presented a detailed report of the situation of fire protection and security including fire drills, electrical connections, provision and effectiveness of fire hydrants, use of combustible building materials, fire escape routes, first aid, level of education and awareness of the population on dealing with fire incidences, availability and use of fire extinguishers.

 

 Although there has never been any fire disaster in any market in Bamenda, it was observed that more security measures should be put in place.  The authorities were called upon to educate the population on how to use fire extinguishers, put up more fire hydrants in the markets, re-organise cable networks for electricity and telephone to avoid sparks, reduce electrical main supply points for better management of supplies by market authorities, and put up an alarm system to signal any fire disaster and ensure that first aid facilities are in place.

 

 The Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council ordered that henceforth, all market stalls must have fire extinguishers

By Michael Ndi

 

 

A team from the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation (MINATD) led by the Director of Civil Protection, Nana Jean Pierre, was in Bamenda recently to exchange notes with city hall authorities on fire protection and security in the markets.

 

 The visit followed a meeting in Limbe last February 2012 of the city council authorities of the country during which Bamenda city council was rated the best in the country in terms of fire protection and security in the markets. It was to learn the lessons from Bamenda that Nana Jean Pierre and his team visited Bamenda.

 

 After visiting the lock-up markets in Bamenda to access the installation of fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, connection of electricity, telephone lines, alarm system and first facilities, the team expressed satisfaction.  They noted that since independence, many fire disasters had been recorded in almost all the markets in all the regions of the country except in the North West. They promised to share the experience gathered from Bamenda with other city councils across the country.

 

 Earlier in a working session chaired by the SDO of Mezam, Njunwet Marche Bertrand, the authorities of the Bamenda City Council presented a report of the technical committee on fire protection and security in the markets of the Bamenda City Council.

 

 Equally, the commander of the Army Rescue Unit in Bamenda presented a detailed report of the situation of fire protection and security including fire drills, electrical connections, provision and effectiveness of fire hydrants, use of combustible building materials, fire escape routes, first aid, level of education and awareness of the population on dealing with fire incidences, availability and use of fire extinguishers.

 

 Although there has never been any fire disaster in any market in Bamenda, it was observed that more security measures should be put in place.  The authorities were called upon to educate the population on how to use fire extinguishers, put up more fire hydrants in the markets, re-organise cable networks for electricity and telephone to avoid sparks, reduce electrical main supply points for better management of supplies by market authorities, and put up an alarm system to signal any fire disaster and ensure that first aid facilities are in place.

 

 The Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council ordered that henceforth, all market stalls must have fire extinguishers

By Michael Ndi