The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has called on the government to assist its members who suffered significant losses, valued in millions of cedi, due to the recent fire incident at the Makola Shopping Mall.
On Friday night, a fire broke out at the Makola Shopping Mall in Accra, destroying 200 makeshift structures.
Fortunately, there were no reported casualties, though the cause of the fire remains unknown.
Director of Communication for the GUTA, Joseph Tetteh-Pardi made the call when the Association visited the market to ascertain the level of damage on Monday.
“The fire outbreak has caused them so much. Most of them have lost their capital ranging from over GH¢200,000 and above. So as a matter of urgency, we are calling on the government to come to the aid of the people who have been affected.”
Mr Tetteh-Pardi added that “AMA should also come on board to see what we can do to support them. We are to have first-hand information and see the level of damage, so we know what we can do for them.”