A man by name Mohammed Daniyalu has lost his passport, green card and $5,000 in fire outbreak in Obuasi.
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The fire which razed down a 12-bedroom story building at Amangoase, a suburb of the gold mining area destroyed everything, leaving only burnt metals and collapsed walls.
Over 17 tenants lost their belongings in the blaze and have had to put up at a nearby mosque, according to a report by Kumasi-based Angel FM.
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Narrating what happened to the station, Mohammed, who had returned from abroad and was leaving with his sister said, “he has lost 5000 dollars, his passport and other valuable items; but is thankful that no lives were lost.”
He also accused the Ghana National Fire Service of responding late to the emergency. He noted that the fire service were late and arrived when the fire had burnt all belongings.
“They came to sprinkle water anyhow, I’m shocked at the level of unprofessionalism they exhibited in their bid to douse the flames,” any angry Mohammed said.
Residents also say the Ghana National Fire Service was called to intervene but personnel said their fire tender was not in good condition to assist.
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The Obuasi Municipality Director for National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Bismark Akowauah said his team of personnel did their best to douse the fire but access to the house was a major challenge due to the poor layout of the settlements.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the government of Ghana through the Finance Ministry has set up a FX Development Committee, to investigate the fall of the local currency.
The committee is also expected to propose solutions to the free fall of the Ghana Cedi after the investigations.
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