Govt, in session with all stakeholders, intends to reconstruct and far better secure the country’s markets and trading areas, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed.
Dr. Bawumia, accompanied by the Minister of Countrywide Protection, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister for Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, Larger Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Ishmael Ashittey and officers of the National Catastrophe Administration Organisation (NADMO), made this identified on Wednesday, December 16, when he toured the parts of the Kantamanto industry devastated by hearth past night time.
Leadership of the market place say at minimum 2,592 people have been straight influenced by the fireplace, with sheds, stalls and ‘warehouses’ razed to the ground.
Numerous traders were being overwhelmed by their loss specially of school uniforms procured for source ahead of the re-opening of schools when Covid-19 limits will be eased to enable faculties to resume.
The cause of the fireplace is at present underneath investigation.
The Vice President, devastated by the incident, indicated that he will lead a governing administration delegation to fulfill with the management of the current market and other stakeholders to search at ways to present humanitarian as nicely as organization support to the afflicted traders.
The meeting will also focus on the modalities for the reconstruction of the market place with much more sturdy material in its place of the present-day use of wood, as effectively as discover strategies of beefing up safety, he hinted.
“This is a devastating human tragedy. I am advised in excess of 2,592 folks have been specifically afflicted, with thousands much more indirectly afflicted. This is a quite sad situation. So many of our fellow citizens losing their working day to day indicates of residing is unacceptable” he said.
“While investigations carry on into this tragedy, we also have function to do. I have thus known as for a assembly on Friday, in my office, with the management of the industry and all the stakeholders in the operation of this industry in distinct and markets in general, to discuss how we can, for starters, enable the victims in Kantamanto, by giving some assistance. NADMO is currently in this article, but we will do a lot more.
“Secondly, and possibly much more importantly, we will search at rebuilding, applying additional durable, hearth-resistant product instead of wood, to reduce such devastation in foreseeable future. We will also seem at methods to improved defend our marketplaces. As you can see, I have associates of the security apparatus with me right here. We have already started discussions on that entrance.”
Although consoling the traders for their loss, the Dr. Bawumia certain the traders of government’s intention to help get them back on their toes and secure their corporations versus this sort of occurrences in long run, and known as for their assist when this sort of functions start off.