Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has assured the Unity Party led Government’s commitment to strengthen public institutions to enable them effectively perform their duties.">

"Government Committed to Strengthening Public Institutions”—V. P. Boakai

Friday, 6th June 2008
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has assured the Unity Party led Government’s commitment to strengthen public institutions to enable them effectively perform their duties.

Speaking during a visit to the unfinished National Housing Bank on Ashmun Street which was recently gutted by fire, Vice President Boakai informed officers of the National Fire Service who guided him on a tour of the burnt building, that the City of Milan, in Italy has donated two fire trucks and offered to train officers of the Liberian Fire Service Bureau.

He told the officers to submit a list of names of fire service officers to be trained for onward submission to the Municipality of Milan.

The Vice President said he was confident that the new modern fire trucks when received, will help equip the fire service  to deal more effectively with the recent weave of fire outbreaks around Monrovia.

Vice President Boakai expressed regrets at the losses sustained as a result of the fire outbreak, and reiterated Government’s willingness to empower the Fire Service to  prevent and fight future fire outbreaks.

Briefing Vice President Boakai earlier, the Chief of Operations of the National Fire Service, Colonel Sophia Blamo and the Assistant Director for Operations, Colonel J. Tokpah Mark, stressed the need for additional fire trucks and communication gadgets to fight fire outbreaks.

They also said there was a need to train officers of the bureau in modern fire fighting techniques.