The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey, on Wednesday, 29 December 2021, visited a section of Old Fadama behind the police station in Accra that was gutted by fire on Tuesday, 28 December 2021, to commiserate with those who lost their valuables.
The mayor, who was accompanied by some officials of AMA and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), expressed the Assembly's sympathy to the victims for their loss and assured them of the city authority’s support.
The fire, which started in the evening, razed several structures before it was brought under control by personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).
Madam Sackey appealed to the victims to cooperate with the fire officers to help curb fire outbreaks in the future and admonished them to be safety conscious to protect lives and property.
She also urged the residents to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols even as they go through difficult times and promised that she would visit the area again to embark on a cleanup exercise, as part of the #OperationCleanYourFrontage campaign.
“It is quite unfortunate that this has happened but let’s not forget that COVID is still with us and as such, we need not forget about the safety protocols because we need to be in good health always and as such, our environment also needs to be clean, which is why my next visit there will be a cleanup exercise to help keep our environment as clean as possible,” she told the media.
The Regional NADMO Coordinator, Archibald Cobbina, in an address, assured the residents of the government’s support and urged them to be fire-conscious, as they celebrate the festive season.
Some residents of the area thanked the mayor and her team for their support and also assured her of their resolve to adhere to the COVID protocols as well as keep their environments clean.