Kejetia Market Fire Victims Receive GH¢100,000 Donation From NPP, Promises More Help
- The NPP has donated money to support victims of the Kejetia Market fire that hit last week
- The party, led by General Secretary Justin Kodua, donated GH¢100,000 on March 20, 2023
- He also promised that the governing party would ensure that more help from state authorities gets extended to the victims of the fire
- Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also pledged the government's support to the victims of the fire
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Top executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) arrived in Kumasi on Monday, March 20, 2023, with a huge donation to support victims of the Kejetia Market fire last week.
The governing party has donated GH¢100,000 to support the victims of the fire that ravaged goods and properties and threatened lives.
The NPP delegation was led by the party's General Secretary, Justine Kodua, who said in an interview that the NPP considers the traders as family.
He told GHOne that the victims are major stakeholders of the party.
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After listening to the various unions under which the traders were organised, Kodua said that the party was clear on the path to extend further help to victims of the fire.
Government to support Kejetia Market victims
Meanwhile, the government has also assured the traders who lost their wares and shops in the fire that they will receive support.
Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed that the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has identified the cause of the fire as being from a gas cooker.
He said the fire got out of control after combustible material nearby got lighted.
He also gave the assurance that the section of the huge open market that has not been affected would be open for normal business on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
The market had earlier been scheduled for opening next week.
Late afternoon inferno destroys goods and properties at Kejetia Market
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a previous story that a huge fire hit the popular Kumasi Kejetia Market on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, and destroyed properties.
Firefighters faced a difficult task containing the spread of the inferno that hit the area of the market called 'Dubai', reports said.
Also, some traders who tried to salvage their goods collapsed from smoke inhalation and had to be rushed to the hospital, although no deaths have been reported.
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