KANTAMATO MARKET FIRE, TAGG SUSPECTS A POSSIBLE ARSONIST INCIDENT
We write with great duress as traders and regrettably sudden to see most of our traders suffering because of the fire outage at Kantamanto business area. We urge all affected traders to be strong at this period of business activities prior to Christmas and bring themselves together to console each other.
Information reaching us from traders and our members shows that the market was burnt by some arsonist as to what their reason are, we cannot tell. Before the 7th December our members in the market came to inform us of an alleged plan by some unknow persons to burn the market. This matter according to our local executives in the market were reported to the police at the Railway Police Station which led to the hiring of some private security agencies to monitor the market at night.
Today at 11:30 am a team of executives led by President of (TAGG) went to the market area to ascertain the seriousness of the fire incident, to our surprise some of our members had pick bottles from the burnt shops which has the smell of petrol in them. This comes to prove the earlier information of a suspected arsonist in the Kantamanto market.
We take this opportunity to commend all the security agencies for their swift response to protect lives and properties specially to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) for their good job than.
But we Traders Advocacy Group Ghana (TAGG) by this statement is calling for an immediate investigation into this arsonist attacks. Is it not surprising that after every successful election in the country, tensions rise and always a section of Kantamanto goes in flames? This incident must be investigated.
We have picked other information from our local executives across the country that such alleged arsonist attack in the various markets is eminent and for that matter we on all the security agencies and the various Assemblies to act now.
We call on government to immediately put together any assistance possibly needed to help cushion them for their lost.
We further stress our call to Accra Metropolitan Assemble (AMA) to set up proper arrangement now to make sure all markets are secure and well protected.
KWADWO AMOATENG MR. SAMUEL ASARE ADDO
PRESIDENT OF (TAGG) VICE PRESIDENT OF TAGG
NANA POKU JULIET A. A KUSI
GENERAL SECRETARY (TAGG) DEPUTY SECRETARY (TAGG)
MRS IRENE VICTORIA ODOOM ABRAHAM YAO FIANU
TREASURER (TAGG) PROTOCOL OFFICER (TAGG)
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