Fire ravages Kaneshie Market … 9 shops burnt


Fire razed parts of the Kaneshie market in Accra on Saturday, destroying items running into thousands of Ghana cedis.

The ravaging fire destroyed nine shops used as fabric, tailoring and warehouse.

The fire followed similar recent incidents at the Asankragua Main Market in the Western Region, Koforidua Central Business District in the Eastern Region, and Kantamanto Market, Odawna Pedestrian Mall, and Liberty House GCB, all in Accra, destroying wares running into millions of Ghana cedis.

No casualty was recorded during the Kaneshie Market fire, which started at 11:00pm, and personnel from Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) quenched the fire at 1:00am, while the police were at the scene to cordon off the area and ensure law and order.

Some traders who were affected by the fire,through the Ghanaian Times, appealed to government to come to their aid to ensure they bounce back into businesses.

The Public Relations Officer of the GNFS, Divisional Officer Grade One (DOI)Ellis Okoe Robinson, confirmed the fire outbreak to the Ghanaian Times, in Accra,yesterday.

He said that the GNFS will work with the Electricity Company of Ghana to address fire outbreaks, adding that the cause of the Kaneshie fire was under investigations.

DOI Robinson appealed to the public to make fire safety their priority during this yuletide, and dry season.

He said the GNFS will continue to educate the public on the need to abide by the fire safety rules, to ensure that lives and properties were saved in the country.

BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI


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