Educational Tour at Dodowa

The Shai Osudoku District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has organized an educational tour for sixty-three (63) pupils of the Lizalex School in Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region.

The tour saw the pupils visiting the Dodowa District Court and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Dodowa Fire Station.

A Senior Civic Education Officer, Salvata Koku, said the essence of the educational tour was to give the pupils a first-hand knowledge of court proceedings as well as familiarise themselves with the operations of the Ghana National Fire Service, GNFS.

Welcoming the pupils, Mr. Joseph Ashalley Ashley, the Registrar at the Dodowa District Court, and Mr. Charles Tetteh, a Clerk of the Court took the pupils through the basic rules and judicial processes of the Court.

The Clerk further explained that Magistrates/Judges and Lawyers must dress properly by appearing in their official dress of black suit, bibs, and wigs.

The Registrar emphasized that people must not take the law into their hands but rather come to the court to seek redress.

The second leg of the tour took the pupils to the Fire Station. At the Station, the District Commander, Rev. Michael Hughes Lartey welcomed the pupils and enlightened them on the history and general function of the GNFS.

Assistant Divisional Officer (ADO) II, Bright Klu, and Sub Officer (SUB/O) Francis Amoah took turns educating the pupils on the operations of the fire station.

According to him, the GNFS was established in 1963 under the Act of Parliament, ACT 219, with the core mandate of firefighting and rendering humanitarian services. He explained that the Service was later re-established in 1997 under ACT 537 among other relevant information disclosed.

The pupils benefited from fire safety tips and were entreated to acquire first aid boxes at home as well as fire extinguishers for personal safety.

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