NADMO begins registration of Odorna fire victims 

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has begun registration of the Odorna Pedestrian Market fire victims with 115 traders so far registered out of the 170 affected.

The fire outbreak, which destroyed wares running into thousands of cedis, has led to the temporal closure of the Market as officials of the NADMO, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, and the security services are assessing the place to ascertain the cause.

Mr Henry Plunge, the NADMO Accra Metro Director, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said officials were guarding the Market to prevent the traders from entering to hamper the assessment process.

He said, they were working with the Market Management to ensure that thieves does not take advantage of the situation, adding that NADMO and AMA officials are having hectic time turning away traders who were not affected as they forced to have access to their shops.

“The place will be cleared and one or two measures put in place before the Market will be re-opened,” he said.

He said NADMO has arranged for food items, materials and money to be distributed to the affected traders on or before Monday to enable them to put their lives back on track.

Madam Abiba Mohammed Muntari, a trader, expressed disagreement with the officials over the directive to prevent those not affected by the fire to have access to their shops.

Source: GNA

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