-Brong Ahafo regional Ministers indefinitely suspends two staff members
-The two are believed to be senior staff at the Techiman Municipal Assembly
-They were suspended on the grounds of negligence
Two senior staff of the Techiman Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo have been suspended indefinitely on the orders of the Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh due to reports of negligence on their part.
The two affected workers, Alfred Osei Berko, the Assembly’s engineer and Isaac Yeboah the buildings inspector, were mentioned for defaulting intheir responsibilities ensuing in the collapse of a three-storey building under construction leading to the demise of one person with two others sustaining some injuries.
According to the Regional Minister, the structure was poorly put up and issued the command for the main parties involved to stay at home till a full-scale investigation had been launched and findings come out to reveal the cause of the building’s collapse.
He added that he wanted the contractors to furnish him with the documentation covering the construction of the three-storey building. He said it was the responsibility of the government to protect its citizenry so it was in bad taste that an issue of negligence would cause the death of someone.
The minister called on the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and Ghana National Fire Service to aid to salvage individuals who may be trapped under the rubble.
He used the opportunity to call on all the appropriate bodies to help the Municipal Assembly clamp down on the construction of unsafe structures on unauthorized sites.
A three-storey building containing roughly 30 stores under construction collapsed around the Techiman market causing the death of one of the watchmen who had passed the night at the construction site.
The building collapse around 3 A.M, Wednesday morning.
One of the injured persons on the site of the collapse is in a critical condition but is receiving medical attention at the Holy Alpha Hospital.
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