H.E Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday took a tour of the Pedestrian Shopping Mall at Odawna, near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra, which was razed by fire at dawn.
Expressing his unpleasant feeling about the incident, he said; “This is really sad. It is a big tragedy.” He also said the authorities were in the process of identifying and compiling the details of the victims to inform how government could provide assistance to them to restart their businesses.
“We would see what government could do to begin the process of rehabilitating the people,” he said.
However, the President disclosed that government had already started the process to ensure that all the markets in Accra were rewired to avoid such future occurrences.
Furthermore, Nana Addo urged the authorities to constantly update the people about the steps government was taking to alleviate their plight.
Madam Kosi Yankey-Ayeh being the Executive Director of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) also disclosed to the President, H.E Nana Addo that her office had begun the process of providing financial support to the traders and shop owners affected.
She said the Municipal Chief Executive of Klottey Korle, Nii Adjei Tawiah, was providing the data of affected traders who were expected to receive some assistance to commence their businesses by next week.
-Abdul Basit | media3online.com