This Manual is first and foremost a community tool to facilitate implementation of Ghana’s National Wildfire Management Policy. However it will also serve as an instrument for fire management trainers in communities with little experience in fire management and for consultation by professionals, students, policy makers, practitioners and communities when faced with fire related problems and incidents.
It is expected that the Manual will constitute a solid base for capacity building in fire management. It is also expected that the Government of Ghana, District Assemblies in fire prone areas and other stakeholders will embrace the approaches outlined in the Manual and commit resources for the implementation of its outlined principles and practices. It is also hoped that the use and application of the prescriptions contained in the Manual will help to reduce the frequency of wildfires that have been plaguing Ghana in recent years.