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Basic students in Talensi sensitised on operations of police, fire service

Some basic students in the Talensi District in the Upper East Region have been sensitised on the operations and functions of some state institutions in the area.

Led by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), students of St. Thomas Junior High School and Ellah Valley Academy, visited the Talensi District Police Station and Ghana National Fire Service and interacted with the staff of the institutions.

The visit was to provide opportunities for the young people to experience and learn about the roles and responsibilities of the police and fire service in ensuring the safety and security of the communities.

The visit was to also help strengthen and deepen the understanding of the students on the law enforcement regulations and build sense of civic responsibility in them.

The students were taken through the various departments, functions, responsibilities, rules and regulations governing the operations of the state institutions.

Interacting with the students, Chief Inspector Oscar Abariwei, a Pol
ice Officer at the Talensi District Police Station, said the police service was mandated to provide protection to all Ghanaians and maintain law and order for the development of the country.

He emphasized the importance of being good citizens and advised the students to always respect the law and authority figures, and to report any illegal activities to the law enforcement agencies for action.

At the Talensi District Fire Service Command, Mr Nurudin Seidu, the District Fire Commander, advised the students on the importance of fire safety and prevention and underscored the need to have fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in houses and other buildings.

Dorcas Atia, the Talensi District Director of the NCCE, explained that the excursion was part of activities of the Commission to instill civic responsibilities in the young generation to ensure patriotism and nationalism.

‘The excursion helped to broaden their knowledge about the role of the Police and Fire Services in the di
strict and the importance of civic responsibility.

‘The students were able to see first-hand, the work that these agencies do to protect and serve the community, and gained a greater appreciation of the dedication and hard work of the men and women in uniform.’

She said the exercise had helped to foster a sense of civic pride and responsibility in the students, as they learned about the various ways in which they could contribute to the safety and well-being of their communities.

Source: Ghana News Agency