Investigations have commenced into the cause of Sunday morning’s fire that gutted the Large Tax Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority close to the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.
The Air Force and Army joined the Fire Service in a six hour battle to douse the fire that razed the entire second floor of the building.
The GRA says no cash nor data was lost. It has redirected its clients to its Kinbu and Adabraka offices.
Speaking to Citi News, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Fire Service, Ellis Okoe Robinson said his outfit will engage staff of GRA in its investigations.
“As I speak to you now, investigations have commenced. We need the occupants of the building to be able to establish certain facts about the building. For instance, they have to tell us which gadgets were here to be able to establish the fire pattern. Through that we will be able to establish the cause of the fire,” he said.
“The floor which was engulfed by the fire has been cordoned because we don’t want anyone to tamper with anything over there. It is also not safe for workers to occupy the building now. We need to finish with our work before we can authorize them to go into the building. The down and middle floors are not affected but we will not advise them to go into the building,” he added.
Fire at GRA office
On Sunday, 1st December 2019, fire gutted the offices of the Ghana Revenue Authority near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.
The fire which started around 8am took the personnel from the Ghana Fire Service over two hours before it was brought under control.
Though the fire did not result in the loss of any data or cash, it resulted in “extensive structural damage to its ICT centre,” according to GRA officials.