Nana Boateng, Eastern Region Public Relations Officer (PRO) and a National Executive of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has appealed to the Ghana Fire Service to give a hearing to traders to support the investigation during fire outbreaks at the market.
According to him, sharing of information is very relevant and likely to help in addressing some persistent issues concerning fire outbreaks, however, when their members devote themselves to give information they are not giving any hearing and authorities will not invite the victims to seek their views.
‘’They will not consult the affected persons to seek their views on how best to arrive at a situation to halt the fire outbreaks, but they will make the decisions and impose on the people’’ he stated.
He appeared in an interview with Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show.
He stated that the association will continue to advise and sensitize its members to get fire extinguishers in their shops in case of any fire outbreaks, indicating that in times of fire outbreaks it’s the stores of the individuals which is mostly affected.
He said their outfit was doing its best, however, the institution mandated to embark on such education should step up and support their members.
‘’We will be attending an executive meeting then we can take any concrete decision on the fire that gutted the makola market yesterday, however, we are gathering the needed information as to what caused the fire outbreak’’ he indicated.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com