- Traders at Kantamanto are shocked at the fire with ravaged the GCB office complex
- The cause of the fire is unknown as fire personnel rushed to doust the flames
- The outbreak happens just days after fire at Circle’s Pedestrian Mall
Traders at Kantamanto in the Central Business District of Accra are moving their goods away from the perimeter of a fire outbreak at the building complex of the Ghana Commercial Bank.
It's not clear what sparked the blaze but personnel of the Ghana Fire Service have been at the scene attempting to douse the flames. So far, no casualty has been recorded as staffers of the bank no longer work over the weekends.
Head of Public Affairs at the Ghana National Fire Service, DOP Ellis Robinson Oko, told the media that 8 fire tenders have so far been deployed to douse the flames. According to him, "they have so far put out the flames at the first floor. This floor basically stories stationery, not money".
Videos cited in social media shows petty traders forcing their way out of the perimeter as the smoke continues to plunge in thick droves. “Ghana paa nie?”, to wits; “Is this really Ghana?” a trader caught on camera remarked.
The fire at the Ghana Commercial Bank comes just days after fire ravaged the entire stretch of the Odawna Pedestrian Mall.
All shops got caught in the flames with millions of cedis worth investment got lost to the flames. So far, President Akufo Addo has assured of compensating traders who lost their wares to the flames.
Business activity at the Odawna Pedestrian Mall at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra has ground to a halt after authorities shut down all stalls following a fire outbreak which ravaged over 80 of the stalls.
Affected traders of the disaster are counting their losses especially when the majority of them have no insurance policy to fall on in these troubling times.
Fire accidents are becoming rife across market centers in the country. Many say the buck stops at Insurance companies who often decide not to insure market centers.
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