The aspiring flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has donated an amount of GHC100, 000.00 to traders whose items were gutted by the recent fire at the Kejetia Market.
Visiting the arena midday today to inspect the extent of destruction at the market arena, Mr Kyerematen expressed sadness at the spectacle.
Accompanied by the Fire Service Commander and the security heads at the Kejetia Market Company Limited, Mr Kyerematen and his team visited all the burnt portions of the market.
Addressing the market queens and traders as well as the crowd that thronged the arena upon later, Mr Kyerematen promised to engage government to ensure implementation of the measures in the report on the fire outbreak.
“I will liaise with government authorities as they investigate the cause of the fire and ask that they implement remedial measures swiftly to forestall the recurrence of such a tragedy”, Mr Kyerematen stated.
Mr Kyerematen asked the traders to keep hope in government and wait for the report of the investigation before they think of going back to the burnt area.
He noted that once there was fire there should be investigations into same.
Mr Kyerematen asked the traders to conduct their activities in accordance with the laid down regulations at the market.
“We should not allow what happened here to happen again because this very place is where you get your livelihoods from your trading activities”, Mr Kyerematen said.
Nana Sakina, Representative of the Market Queen expressed appreciation at the gesture of the NPP flagbearer when she received the cash on behalf of the victims.
She noted that it was quite refreshing that having visited them recently to learn of their challenges in the market including those who sold at the race course market, Mr Kyerematen had cut short his tour of the country to sympathise with them and donate such a huge amount to the victims.
Madam Sakina therefore asked God’s blessings for the NPP flagbearer hopeful.
“You’ve shown that you are caring and considerate and for you to cut short your nationwide tour to visit us in our time of need shows you are a good man. We pray God’s favour for you as you seek to lead the NPP and Ghana “, Madam Sakina