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SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT UNDERGOES TRAINING

Management of CMC, under the auspices of the Special Services Department, formerly called the Security Department, has organised an elaborate training programme at the Take Over centres of Kumasi, Takoradi and Tema  for staff of the  Special Services Department. Speaking at the programme, the Acting Special Services Manager, Mr. Ebenezer Ansong Kissi educated participants on the structure of the Department, revealing that knowing the structure will help staff to properly route their concerns to Management.

 He noted that functions of the Special Services Department has been expanded to include Physical Security- Guarding and Parking, Intelligence and Investigation- Seeking the assistance of the Police, Courts and the Ghana National Fire Service in the performance of its duties.

 The rest are Monitoring of Field Operation –Car and Container park operation, offloading, weigh bridge operation, sweeping and sample residue declaration as well as evacuation operations. He implored the staff to “be vigilant and work hard, as hard work breaks no bone and there is dignity and reward in it for yourselves, families and the nation at large.

 Mr. Emmanauel Odame Amoah, Deputy Manager, Risk and Disaster Management, COCOBOD opined that willy-nilly, disaster will come one day but when it does, managing or mismanaging it helps one to rise again or fall forever.

 He educated staff on management of disaster when they occur. On her part, Mrs. Josephine Osei, Senior Health and Safety Officer, CMC mention that prevention is better than cure, safety pays and if one thinks prevention is expensive, he or she should try accident.

 According to her, it is far better to put in place good health and safety measures instead of waiting for disaster to strike.

 She revealed that when disaster strikes, there could be legal implications, as Directors, Managers and individuals could be hauled before courts of law for their actions and inactions in creating the disaster. Additionally, she noted that ill health could be avoided completely when one observes good health and safety practices.

 Furthermore, Mrs. Osei advised that “money had been hard to come by since the days of Adam, i therefore implore you to be conscious of your health and safety in order not to expend your hard earned money on disaster management.

Story: Joe Obeng Yeboah





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