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Uutoni inaugurates N.dollars 9.5 million fire station at Oranjemund

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KEETMANSHOOP: Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, on Tuesday inaugurated a fire station constructed at a cost of N.dollars 9.5 million at Oranjemund.

The construction of the fire station funded by the ministry in collaboration wi…

KEETMANSHOOP: Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, on Tuesday inaugurated a fire station constructed at a cost of N.dollars 9.5 million at Oranjemund.

The construction of the fire station funded by the ministry in collaboration with the Oranjemund Town Council.

Uutoni said the fire station will significantly improve the town’s emergency response capabilities through centralising resources and providing modern equipment, adding that the new fire station ensures that firefighters will be better equipped to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency.

‘Fire is a powerful force and can destroy lives, but if we are well equipped we can conquer these dangerous situations. May this station serve as a beacon of safety and readiness for our community, and may our firefighters always return safely from their duty,’ said Uutoni.

The minister also unveiled a new ambulance acquired by the town council to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services, amongst others by improving response t
imes in emergencies.

‘I am confident that council is better prepared to face emergencies now and that you will continue to build a safer future for all. I urge you as a community to continue working together in order to build a safer and more resilient Oranjemund,’ said the minister.

The event also served as the commemoration of International Firefighters’ Day and Uutoni told emergency responders at the gathering their work is highly appreciated.

‘The government through my ministry continues to fulfil its mandatory obligations to ensure that there are necessary mechanisms in place that will ensure your wellness and that you are operating in a supportive environment. We also remember our brave sons and daughters who have lost their lives or got injured while having boots on the ground,’ Uutoni said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency