The governing administration, in session with all stakeholders, intends to reconstruct and better shield the country’s marketplaces and trading spaces, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed.
Dr Bawumia, accompanied by the Minister for National Security, Hon Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister for Interior, Hon Ambrose Dery, Bigger Accra Regional Minister Hon Ishmael Ashittey and officials of the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Organisation (NADMO), gave the hint on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 when he toured the elements of the Kantamanto industry devastated by fire final evening.
Leadership of the current market say at minimum 2,592 persons have been instantly afflicted by the fire, with sheds, stalls and ‘warehouses’ razed to the floor. Several traders expressed deep discomfort about the reduction particularly of faculty uniforms procured for provide in advance of the re-opening of colleges when Covid 19 restrictions are eased to permit education. The result in of the fireplace is less than investigation.
A visibly upset Vice President Bawumia indicated he will guide a Government delegation to meet up with with leadership of the industry and other stakeholders to search at means to deliver humanitarian as perfectly as business aid to the affected traders. The assembly will also examine the modalities for the reconstruction of the industry with additional strong content instead of the recent use of wood, as effectively as check out strategies of beefing up safety, he hinted.
“This is a devastating human tragedy. I am advised above 2,592 persons have been directly afflicted, with thousands additional indirectly impacted. This is a quite unhappy situation. So several of our fellow citizens getting rid of their day to working day suggests of living is unacceptable” he said.
“While investigations continue on into this tragedy, we also have work to do. I have consequently termed for a assembly on Friday, in my business, with the management of the industry and all the stakeholders in the operation of this current market in particular and markets in general, to explore how we can, for starters, assistance the victims in Kantamanto, by offering some aid. NADMO is presently below, but we will do a lot more.
“Secondly, and perhaps much more importantly, we will seem at rebuilding, employing far more strong, hearth-resistant material rather of wooden, to protect against this kind of devastation in long run. We will also look at ways to far better protect our markets. As you can see, I have users of the stability equipment with me below. We have presently begun discussions on that front.”
Even though consoling the traders for their loss, Vice President Bawumia certain of Government’s intention to aid get them again on their toes and safe their firms from this kind of occurrences in long term, and named for their help when these kinds of functions commence.
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