Kejetia fire: Alan Kyerematen donates 100k to victims (See Details)
New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful, John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has made a cash donation of GHS100,000.00 to traders whose businesses were destroyed in a fire outbreak at the Kejetia Market.
The donation was made when Mr. Kyerematen visited the market arena on Friday, 24 March 2023, to assess the extent of the damage caused by the fire.
The NPP flagbearer aspirant expressed sadness at the sight of the burnt market and offered his condolences to the traders affected by the fire outbreak.
Accompanied by the Fire Service Commander and the security heads at the Kejetia Market Company Limited, Mr. Kyerematen and his team visited all the burnt portions of the market.
Speaking to the market queens, traders, and the crowd that had gathered, Mr. Kyerematen promised to liaise with government authorities to ensure that the measures outlined in the report on the fire outbreak are implemented promptly to prevent the recurrence of such a tragedy.
He urged the traders to remain hopeful and wait for the report of the investigation before they think of going back to the burnt area.
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Mr. Kyerematen also emphasized the need for traders to conduct their activities in accordance with the laid down regulations at the market.
Receiving the cash donation on behalf of the victims, the representative of the Market Queen, Nana Sakina, commended Mr. Kyerematen for his generosity and care towards the traders.
Nana Sakina noted that Mr. Kyerematen had shown his caring and considerate nature by cutting short his tour of the country to sympathize with them as well as make a cash donation.
The fire outbreak at the Kejetia Market has left many traders devastated, with some losing their entire livelihoods.
The gesture by Mr. Kyerematen will go a long way in providing some relief to the victims of the disaster. It also highlights the importance of leadership and empathy in times of crisis.
The Kejetia Market is an important commercial hub in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region.
The fire outbreak has caused significant damage to the market, leading to losses running into millions of Ghana Cedis.
The cause of the fire outbreak is currently under investigation by government authorities.