Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) has expressed its sympathy to all traders and shop owners who have been affected by the fire outbreak on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Kantamanto market.
In a release dated Wednesday, November 30, 2022, the Association said the fire which started at 3 am yesterday had the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) collaborating with the Ghana Police Service (GPS), Prison Service, and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to douse the fire.
For this, the Association commended the gallant service personnel for the immeasurable role they played. GUTA said, “may the Almighty God reward them for their hard work.”
The Association further urged the traders in the market to cooperate with the appropriate authorities including the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies and admonished affected traders and shop owners to stay calm and await the report concerning the fire outbreak.
However, some eyewitnesses in the market on Tuesday blamed some food vendors who worked at night for the fire outbreak. According to them, these food vendors albeit tired, continue their sales and unconsciously leave food burning.
Similarly in December last year, the market blew up into ashes leaving traders wailing and lamenting over the loss of thousands of cedis worth of goods.