The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that the explosion at Kejetia Market was caused by an unattended cooking gas cylinder. The fire that occurred there was a result of the explosion.
He gave concerned business owners assurances that the government would assist them.
“I asked the Ghana National Fire Service and NADMO what caused the fire, and they told me that their investigations revealed that someone, a trader who was cooking in her shop using a gas stove, and that was where the fire started, close to a nearby chemical shop, where they sell gunpowder, carbide, and turpentine, that resulted in the explosion,” he said after he visited the facility to inspect the extent of the damage caused by the fire that occurred on the previous Wednesday. The fire started close to
Because of what Dr. Bawumia did, merchants will be able to use the Market Complex again starting on March 21.
Because of the incident, the administration of the institution made the choice to permanently close it down.
Following the first three days, another decision was made to close the regions that were not affected for one week, while the area that was affected was closed indefinitely.
However, Vice President Bawumia announced on Monday, March 20, when he visited the facility that, as a result of engagement with the management of the facility and experts, particularly the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the merchants will be able to reoccupy their stalls beginning on Tuesday. This was stated in accordance with the engagement.
“If anything affects you, it affects me and everyone,” he sympathized with the thronging traders who had resisted the decision by the authorities to close down the facility for an additional week. “If anything affects you, it affects me and everyone,” he said. “If anything affects you, it affects me and everyone.”
“I was shown around, particularly the location where the incident took place. There were 33 shops out of a total of 8,000. The Vice President of the country made the statement in Twi. ” I asked the Fire Service and NADMO officials as regards the cause,”
According to him, the origin of the fire has been determined, and it has been assured that the market will reopen on Tuesday as planned because the cause of the blaze was not an electrical malfunction. This decision was made to protect the traders’ ability to make a living.
According to Dr. Bawumia, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also told him that he will assist those merchants who were impacted by the fire.