Recently, the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) in collaboration with the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs launched a project aimed at preventing and controlling the growing number of fire incidents. The project, National Disaster Management Campaign, is primarily intended to minimize fire disasters in slum and congested communities in Monrovia and its environs.
We commend the LNRCS and others for the launch of the fire prevention campaign. We consider this project as very brilliant owing to its significance and timeliness.
Honestly, the launch of this project is very timely because it comes at the time when there are multiplying cases of fire incidents in the country, particularly in slum and congested communities in Monrovia and its environs.
We are told that statistics show between January and February 2012 about 108 fire incidents were reported and 66 persons were affected. We have observed that the prevention of fire incidents remains one of the major challenges facing our country as a post-conflict nation, and henceforth, it is important for fire prevention initiative to be supported by everyone.
This is why we are encouraging those behind this fine initiative to take it very seriously for the realization of its desired objectives. Again, we commend the LNRCS and others for the launch of the fire prevention campaign. Keep it up.