The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, has requested that the Kejetia market be closed for the next three working days.
This comes after the Ashanti region’s central market was destroyed by fire on March 15, 2023.
According to Mr. Osei-Mensah, the three-day period will allow market management and the technical team to assess the extent of the damage caused by the fire outbreak and implement corrective measures.
According to a Starr FM report, the Ashanti Regional Minister said this while speaking to the press after touring the market on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
The Kejetia market which was ravaged by fire had a cloud of thick smoke emanating from parts of the building.
The Ghana National Fire Service has noted that about 30 shops were severely damaged.