General News Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Accra Mall okayed for business after this morning's ceiling incident

There was panic at the Accra Mall when parts of the ceiling of a yet-to-be identified shop, caved in and injured at least two people.

Although the number of people who were hurt in the incident has not been confirmed, an eyewitness said there were two people in the area when the ceiling collapsed.

Management of Accra Mall has released a press statement to calm nerves down.

According to the statement,the shopping Mall despite this mornings incident is in good shape for business

Read full statement below

The Management of Accra Mall today confirmed that a part of the ceiling in the Mall Square area collapsed this morning, resulting in the temporary closure of that section of the Mall.

Three persons, all of them shoppers, were reported to have sustained minor injuries during the incident and have received medical treatment. All other sections of the shopping centre, such as the Food Court and all the shops on the Shoprite wing of the mall are now operational.

Mall authorities disclosed that an investigation has been ordered into the cause of the incident and that the public will be duly informed of the findings at the end of the investigation.

The incident occurred at about 11:53am and all necessary contingency measures were taken to ensure customer and public safety, as a full technical team comprising Engineers, Architects, NADMO Operatives and officers of the Ghana Police Service have been working assiduously on site to clear up the affected section for public use as soon as possible.

Mall Management says it is hopeful that the entire mall will be operational by Saturday 13 October 2018 but reiterated that the facility’s benchmark for customer and public safety remains paramount and it would adopt every necessary step to safeguard these standards.

Source: Accra Mall