Officer apologises to villagers


THE chief superintendent of Papua New Guinea Fire Service (Mamose command) Robert Waninara, has apologised to the people of Wangeto village for their loss in a fire last week.
He said that due to lack of resources, firefighters could not save the properties.
Fire destroyed houses in Wangeto village in the Raicoast district in Madang, leaving about 80 people homeless.
“Raicoast is in the remote part of Madang where our services cannot reach, and with the challenges faced with environmental conditions, we lack the resources to go up to help in that area.” Waninara said. “But we were told do to our best in whatever we have to help people.”
Waninara appealed to the people living in rural areas in the Mamose region to make it their business to visit fire stations to get fire safety advice.
“The firefighters are trying their best to reach out and conduct fire awareness on fire safety,” he said.
“Fire is a shared responsibility and it is important that you get advice so that you can help yourself and others in your community to save properties, simple fire safety advice can save the people thousands of kina and their lives.”

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