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Mahama sympathises with Kejetia Market fire victims

By Vincent Ashitey
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Former President John Mahama has sympathised with traders that lost properties in Wednesday's fire outbreak at the new Kejetia Market in Kumasi.

Parts of the market were ravaged by the fire which started around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 15 destroying items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis.

Aspiring Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) expressed sympathy to the victims over the incident which he described as 'unfortunate.'

READ ALSO: Kejetia Market closed down after Wednesday's fire

Due to the incident, the market has been closed for 3 days -  commencing on Friday, March, 17.

Read the full statement the former president posted on social media below:

“I share in the pain of traders and others who were affected by Wednesday night’s fire disaster at the newly constructed Kejetia market in Kumasi.

The sight of our mothers and sisters struggling to rappel down ropes to reach safety, as the fire raged on, was a sign of the trauma and injury many may have suffered from this unfortunate event.

Lordina and I, extend our heartfelt sympathy to all who suffered physical harm or loss of livelihood from this incident, and our best wishes of a speedy recovery to all who were rushed to the hospital.

We hope that a speedy investigation will be carried out to identify the true cause of the fire and measures put in place to prevent any future occurrence.

We also pray that all those affected by this fire will be supported by government and their insurance companies (where applicable) to recover their lost livelihoods in what is already a dire economic situation.”