NPP donates Ghc 100,000 to Kejetia fire victims

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The Kumasi Kejetia Market fire victims have received a donation of GHC 100,000 from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

In an interview with, Party general secretary Justin Kodua made the announcement about the gift.

He referred to the Kejetia fire victims as genuine NPP supporters and significant stakeholders.

The NPP Scribe reports that the national executives of the party were updated on the key market issues by the trade union leadership.

He emphasized that all grievances raised with them would be brought before the proper authorities for resolution.

On Wednesday of last week, a fire broke out on the first and second floors of the Kejetia market, destroying some businesses and assets worth thousands of cedis.

According to Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, human error was to blame for the fire at the Kumasi Kejetia Market.

He claimed that the fire started when one of the merchants tried to use a gas stove to prepare food in one of the stores.

He revealed this on Monday, March 20, 2021 when he went to the location to learn more about the blaze.

Vice President Dr. Bawumia led a team that included the Energy Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Fred Oware, Minority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Director General of NADMO Nana Agyemang Prempeh, and others to express sympathy for the traders.

In order to help the traders restart their businesses, he also promised them government backing.

But according to Mr. Bawumia, trading will resume on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, after the market had been first closed to the public for a week following the fire event.

All parties involved were urged to maintain their composure and wait for official support.


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