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New Fire Trucks Quench Inferno At Ndola Oil Firm

The much talked about US $1 million fire trucks swung into action last night quenching fire that would have destroyed property worth millions of kwacha at a Ndola cooking oil manufacturing company.

According to a statement issued by the Ndola City Council, Global Industries was gutted around 21:00 hours last night.

Three fire trucks were deployed with 23 fire fighters onsite to put off the inferno. The effort last three hours.

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Press Statement for Immediate Release
NDOLA CITY COUNCIL SUCCESSFULLY QUENCHES INFERNO AT GLOBAL INDUSTRIES
20th October, 2017.

GLOBAL Industries Limited an cooking oil manufacturing industry in Ndola on Nakambala Road last night 19th October, 2017 caught fire.

The fire which started on the top floor around 21:00hrs was quenched in time by fire fighters who got on site at 21:05hrs saving most of the building and the lower level which harnesses machinery amounting to millions of Kwacha.

The newly acquired fire tender was used by the City Council with the aid of Luanshya and Indeni fire engines.

The three fire tenders manned by 23 fire fighters and the aide of Global Industry workers battled the flames for about three hours and spent another five hours cooling the ducting which had layers of oil fats which had accumulated inside.

The cause of the fire has not yet been established however, investigations are underway.
As a Local Authority we would like to take this opportunity to appeal to members of the public not temper with the fire hydrants located around the city.

The Local Authority would also like to acknowledge that the newly acquired fire tender aided us to combat the fire promptly and more effectively.

Issued by:
Tilyenji Mwanza
Public Relations Manager
Ndola City Council

26 Comments

  1. The Chosen One

    Is this Tilyenji Mwanza the same much talked about PF journalist?
    “As a Local Authority we would like to take this opportunity to appeal to members of the public not temper with the fire hydrants located around the city”
    It’s also the responsibility of the Council and business owners to periodically inspect these fire hydrants. These hydrants require routine maintenance, you don’t just assume that they’ll work as long as they’re not tampered with by vandals

  2. Wise me

    2Timothy3:1-5
    “Remember that there will be difficult times in the last days. People will be selfish, greedy,boastful and conceited, they will be insulting, disobedient to their parents ungrateful and irreligious. They will be merciless, slanderes, violent and fierce. They will hate the good, they will be teacherous, reckless and swollen with pride, they will love pleasure rather than God. They will the outward form of religion but will reject its real power.” Such people will not recognise the importance of the fire tenders. Therefore let’s keep away from them. The gvt. Must be commended for buying the fire tenders.

    • Access

      You are a joke yourself, abeg I won’t argue with you, but I’ll just tell you to go and research how much the most expensive car in the world costs and report back.
      Don’t talk and think with your ass, and don’t hide behind the Bible and God you good for nothing petty thief.
      If it was the jets I would have understood not efyo

  3. Ikonik

    I hope this is legit… We’re watching you. Come 2021…

  4. Mbayo Jackson

    Thank you our PF government for the $1 million fire trucks… This is what we where waiting for in our country….

  5. Ndindindi

    New fire trucks quenched the fire,so what,talk on developmental issues

  6. MAPS

    So u were testing your fire engine that’s y u sent people to go and burn the place? No matter how many times they ll work nothing ll change dear because their some people who benefited from that tender of buying those scraps of vehicles ba mumbwe

  7. hambaba bruce

    @ NDINDINDI this is development . we had less of fire tenders and now we have more

  8. Kanyama

    We have never doubted the technical performance of the engines. It is rather the commercial side of procuring at prohibitively expensive prices ( 4 times the normal) that still remain lingering despite this good deed from the Fire Depts.

  9. commando

    Some zambians are dull and easily forget issues pertaining to our country,no wonder our politicians takes us for granted so easily.No one was against the idea of purchasing of the fire tenders,what was bad about the whole thing was the exorbitant price.It was said that the same fire tenders could have been bought cheaply from different suppliers,why they went for `expensive’ ones only God knows.It’s like buying an expensive wheel barrow at K2000 each when you can get the SAME wheel barrow at as cheap as K500 in a different shop.Remember,we had a similar scenario during Rupiah Bwezani Banda when his goverment bought the HEARSE(Spelling) those vehicles called KATENGA MALILO or MANDA MANDA at $30 000 each when in the same country china some companies were selling each hearse at only $10 000.Just as we were not against the buying of the hearse,we were not against the buying of the fire tenders the only suspicion was corruption.Why buy something expensive when there’s something cheaper of the same type?

  10. IAN

    ZAMBIA TODAY

  11. captain chanda

    Good job Ba council, jus work had to shame the opposer.

  12. bustar

    Good job ba councils..

  13. mengmoreler

    Ha!ha!ba pf,bt apa pene mulefwaya kutuchaya bafute pemenso baleke kumona?awe iyo twalisalapuka nomba teeti mukwanishe.

  14. Angels

    MAPS nakabunga manje nimu Lolo, so iwe Maps ulelyafye don’t. waffle atherwise I’ll tell U 2 squeeze yo ASS ND SHUT yo BICK.

  15. Abel

    Guys why do we always complaining? while nothing will change in our country.because this government……..?

  16. Wagitaya

    Yes, we re not against the buying of the fire engines, but the price at which thy were bot raises alot of quetions which the boma jad come out clearlly

  17. Wagitaya

    Yes, we re not against the buying of the fire engines, but the price at which thy were bot raises alot of quetions which the boma has not come out clearlly

  18. Wagitaya

    Yes, we re not against the buying of the fire engines, but the price at which thy were bot raises alot of quetions which the boma has not come out clearlly

  19. mulongoti

    Mwana kalila bonzo i we mwana mupase balimishitila nomba what more do u want those people who knew where they were selling cheaply why didn’t they advise them they went to one dealer and it was deal done they were duped don’t just accuse they were in a Harry amafires every where

  20. Wupete

    That is great.. Government i recommend you for buying the fire tenders.. That’s what we were waiting for… Ifintu nganafiwama just appreciate other than bluffing…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Paul Musakanya

    paulmusakanya

  22. Fredericksburg

    This is curbasome is that suppose to justify all the funds spent on those scrap things the government bought using Tax payers money.

  23. nana

    Cheap xpensive

  24. Chipo

    You’re from Nigeria not Zambia look at the face like a dog with great orgasms over a naked woman.

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