By Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
The New Kejetia Market in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, will be closed this morning and reopened later in the day to enable relevant authorities to inspect the facility for further investigation following the fire that gutted parts of the market enclave on the evening of Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
The information available indicates that the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has begun an investigation into the Wednesday evening inferno, which took firefighters several hours to fully control the situation.
Some eyewitnesses say the fire started on the first floor in a section where combustible materials are sold.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Director for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr. Frank Duodu, has called on traders to allow the closure for proper assessment of the incident.
“Activities at the market cannot be carried out today until 12 pm. That is what we are recommending for proper works will be carried out so I am not sure business can go on in the early hours,” Mr. Duodu explained.
Fire outbreak at Kejetia Market in Kumasi
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