Mass resignation hits fire service over work-related issues

Mass resignation hits fire service over work-related issues

Unconfirmed reports by Adomonlline.com reveals that most personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are tendering in their resignation letters. 

According to the report, about four hundred and twenty (420) tendered in their resignations in protest of the bad working conditions in the service. This came to light on the Fabewoso Segment of Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Wednesday.

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The poor conditions of service, officers who called into the show indicated are causing most of their colleagues to consider other options despite some of them having superior knowledge in firefighting. Some of these officers left the service for further studies but they have not been promoted upon return.

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Other poor working conditions, including officers being forced to purchase uniforms they put on every Wednesday are making many more of the officers to consider resigning.

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According to one of the officers, an amount of GH?7.00, the officers said is also deducted from their salary into a fund called Fireman Insurance Policy. “We even have to borrow money to pay for our rent because we are never given rent allowances…,” they added.

Meanwhile, officials of the GNFS are yet to confirm the development.

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