The Director of Operations of Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Alhaji Yahaya Zakaria Osman has stated that a steering committee will be set up by GIFEC through the National Security to help improve the 112 Emergency Call project. He said the committee will be made of representatives from the security agencies. He made this known during his visit to Professor Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana National Ambulance Service (GNAS) at the headquarters in Accra.
He said the aim of the steering committee is to help strengthen operational activities and address challenges of the 112 Emergency Call project. He therefore indicated that, the visit is to solicit support from the GNAS and involve them in the project.
The Director of Operations also stressed on the need for all to work together as a team to ensure the project is a success. He said “this will improve communication and enhance speedy response to emergencies and eliminate the inefficiencies in the system”.
He added that the National Security will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Steering committee and stressed that in future, GIFEC intends to handover the project to the National Security agency to manage.
The Chief Executive Officer, Professor Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah of the GNAS on his part thanked GIFEC for the visit and said the project is good and that they will help strengthen it. He advised that GIFEC engage and bring together all the existing government agencies with similar facilities in the country.
He said the GNAS have a trained personnel who are specialized in responding to emergencies in the country and are ready to assist in the running of the centers.
The 112 Emergency Call Centres are built in the ten regional capitals; Accra, Ho, Takoradi, Tamale and Kumasi.
The Director of Operation, was accompanied by Ag. Director of Finance & Administration, Mr. Henry Nana Agyeman Boateng.