"President John Mahama says somebody must be held to account for the fire ravaged Central Medical Stores."
President John Mahama says somebody must be held to account for the fire ravaged Central Medical Stores.
The president could not help but mourn what he described as a "national tragedy".
He was taken round the debris of what used to be the edifice that supplied medication to the country's health installations until fire ripped through it.
It took over 48 hours to extinguish the fire completely from the ruined edifice that was said to have no fire certificate.
It is not clear yet the cause of the fire but the cost of the destruction runs into several millions of cedis.
Ministry officials have pegged the destruction at over 236 million cedis.
Fire officers spent almost three days in a desperate attempt to douse the flames. They did that even at the risk of their lives as oxygen materials were said to have run out.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Ebenezer Appiah Denkyira has described the incident as a national disaster.
Investigations have begun to unravel the cause of the fire.
The president has meanwhile charged all Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies to liaise with fire officials to ensure that their offices are appropriately secured in the case of fire disasters.
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