- President Akufo-Addo has paid a visit to the Odawna market in Accra, after fire ravaged several shop destroying properties worth millions of cedis
- He announced that all markets in the greater Accra Region are going to be properly wired to prevent any form of fires
- He also directed that help be given the traders in order to help them get back on their feet
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that all markets in the greater Accra Region are going to be properly wired to prevent any form of fires.
It was reported that, fire gutted the Odawna market in Accra, in the early hours of Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
His comments comes after he visited the Odawna market after fire ravaged several stores leaving to the loss of goods and properties running into millions.
During his visit in a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on page, the president called on the Executive Director of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) to do all it can to provide any form of support to the traders who lost something in the fire.
Kosi Yankey stated that, by next week a database of all who have lost their goods to the fire would be made ready to commence the distribution of help to the over 3,00 affected traders.
The president reiterated that the help from government enable the affected traders get back on their feet again.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Ellis Okoe Robinson, has revealed that that the fire service were called late to the Odawna market to quench the inferno.
According to Mr. Robinson, the fire at the market started at about 12 midnight but the fire service was called two hours later.
Speaking to media men present, the fire officer mentioned that, because access routes to the exact spot of the fire, the fire tenders faced difficulties in trying to access it.
He added that a lot of pipes had to be connected in order to reach the point of the fire.
This, he said, reduces the pressure that will quench the fire.