General News Thu, 24 May 2001

Fire guts spare parts and fitting shops in Kumasi

Fire on Wednesday morning gutted two spare parts stores, two fitting shops and a chop bar at Suame Magazine Zone Four area in Kumasi destroying equipment and items running into several millions of cedis.

It took the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) hectic time to bring the fire under control.

Mr George Asiamah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, said he intercepted a message from the Suame Police asking for assistance from the Buffalo Unit and,


therefore, ordered some of his men to go to the scene immediately to help the GNFS put out the fire.

He said the spare parts stores belonged to Mr Kwame Nkrumah and Mr Kingsley Nkansah while Mr Kwasi Anokye and Mr Amansie Antwi were the owners of the fitting shop and the chop bar, that of Madam Afua Akyaa.

Source: GNA