The Kumasi City Markets Limited board of directors has ordered that the new Kejetia Market remain closed for an additional week.
This comes after a fire on March 15, 2023, completely destroyed the market and destroyed goods worth millions of Ghana cedis.
After the incident, the facility was reopened after noon the next day before being shut down for three days to allow for additional assessment.
Following a meeting, the board decided to prolong the closure for one additional week, beginning on Monday, March 20, 2023.
“At its Emergency Meeting Held on Friday 17th March 2023, the Board of Kumasi City Markets Limited in consultation with experts on construction and disaster management has resolved that in order to protect the life and property of patrons of the Kumasi Kejetia Market Complex, the following measures are to be adhered to following the outbreak of fire at the facility on Wednesday the 15th of March 2023. The experts have advised that there is a need to assess the electromechanical and other safety installations as well as the structural integrity of the affected area before granting access to patrons.
Read the full statement below: