Goil Filling Station Fire
Goil Filling Station Fire

From Fred Duodu, Daily Guide

A section of the Industrial Art Department of the Ho Polytechnic has been gutted by fire which burnt everything to the ground.

building_on_fireThe block which is largely made of wood, houses the office of some lecturers of the lecturers and a lecture hall. The structure which shares wall with the Fashion Department used to be for the Fashion Department.

Students who informed Daily Guide about the incident said the fire which started at about midnight between last Friday and Saturday. They noted that but for the timely intervention of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), many other buildings within the area will have been destroyed.

Lectures of the Department hinted that the items lost runs into several thousands of Ghana cedis. Some of the items destroyed include, hundreds of text books, a Colour Printer, Works of 80 students, yet to mark exams answer sheets of students, documents and certificates of both students and lecturers among others.

One of the lecturers, Patricia Takyi noted that, the fire was very devastation for both lecturers and students since the loses was on both sides.

They therefore pleaded that philanthropists and other faith based organisations should come to their aid, especially in the area of text books and other equipment?s since the department was just two years old.

The Assistant Registrar in charge of Public Relations, Isaac Meyir told Daily Guide that the incident was an unfortunate one. He added that the fire service was yet to make a report available for them to know the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile measures were being put in place to ensure that such incident does not re-occur. He was thankful to the fire men saying but for the swiftness of the fire men, the ICT lab for the Fashion Department which was near the burnt down offices would have been affected.

Mr. Meyir assured students to remain calm as the authorities were putting measures in place to ensure that their academic work is not stalled.

The Firemen also noted that they will ensure a thorough investigation to facilitate the work of the polytechnic. They also called on the public to practice preventive fire habits and be prompt in contacting their office at the instance of any potential of actual fire detection.

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