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165,275 cedis worth of properties destroyed in Aboabu market fire


Prosperities destroyed by fire at the Aboabu market in Tamale has been estimated at  one hundred and sixty five thousand, two hundred and seventy five Ghana cedis (165,275).

They include; over 55 bags of rice, 8 bags of maize, 195 bags of groundnuts, 175 beans, soya beans 65, millet over 65 bags and 106 Dawadawa seeds bags.

Tamale metropolitan Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Hajia Abiba Kassim disclosed this to Zaa News after an assessment of the incident which occurred on Tuesday. Five stalls gutted fire about 2 am Tuesday and burnt down all five wooden structures completely.

The market popularly referred to as ‘Kpalang Kohigini’ was one of busiest areas in the market trading in all manner of cereals and empty maxi bags. Thousands of empty bags both maxi bags and fertilizer bags were also burnt amounting to hundreds of Ghana cedis. ’’A report of the incident has been sent to superiors of NADMO  for consideration’’, Hajia Abiba said in an interview.

 The metro NADMO coordinator expressed about the wooden structures in the market and appealed to the traders to put up proper structures avert situations such as the unfortunate incident.

She also appealed to traders to desist from setting up fire in the market and also called for segmentation of  the  market.  


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