National Insurance Commission donates 250,000 yen for completion of fire service forensic laboratory

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) presented a check for GH ¢ 250,000 to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to enable them to complete the construction of a 3-story forensic laboratory.

The laboratory unit, when completed, will help the Service use scientific methods to determine the clear origin and causes of fire incidents for public safety.

Insurance Commissioner Judge Ofori, who made the presentation during a project visit to the service’s headquarters, said the GNFS needed additional support to expedite the completion of the project after the service received a donation of 300,000 GHC from the Commission in July of this year.

While the establishment of the forensic laboratory would help fire departments in their fire investigation processes to establish the causes of fires within a reasonably short period of time, it would also help insurers assess fire risks prudently. , said Dr Ofori.

National Insurance Commission donates 250,000 yen for completion of fire service forensic laboratory

The additional support provided by the fire department is in line with NIC projections to ensure the lab unit is completed on time.

Fire insurance claims take a relatively long time to administer and this is because fire officers must be able to determine the causes of fires. The insurance commissioner said the lab will naturally make life easier and faster for society as a whole.

He pointed out that the mutually beneficial relationship between the NIC and by extension the insurance industry and GNFS will be further strengthened and improved once the lab is completed and put into operation.

National Insurance Commission donates 250,000 yen for completion of fire service forensic laboratory

He also congratulated the insurance sector for its contribution to the financing of this project, which is the first of its kind since the creation of the Service in 1963.

Chief Financial Officer Julius Kuunor, the Acting Fire Chief (CFO), who received the check, took the opportunity to thank the Commission profusely for their continued and unwavering support.

“With this additional support to complete some other important phases of the laboratory, we believe that action on the effective use of scientific methods will be accelerated in order to quickly determine the causes of fires which would otherwise be classified simply as accidental.”


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