THE KOFORIDUA Students' Alliance (KOSA) has added its voice to the call for immediate investigations into the fire outbreak at the Koforidua market on Sunday, January 27.
KOSA said its call for a thorough investigation into the disaster was to ascertain the root cause so as to guard against any future recurrence.
A statement issued by the students and signed by Anom Kingsley Owusu, Communications Director of the group said KOSA was of the strongest conviction that lessons had been learnt and this disaster would offer “our men in authority an opportunity to educate our market women on safety tips to prevent fire outbreaks and equip our central market which we all would agree is fire outbreak-prone” with anti-fire equipment.
The group called on the civil society in the area, the Municipal Assembly, the Regional Coordinating Council and all and sundry to consider it an urgency to bring to life portions of the market that were destroyed during the disaster so that the victims could go back to their businesses to continue earning a living.
It expressed its utmost sympathy towards the traders whom “we consider as our mothers, the New Juaben municipality and anyone who in one way or the other may have lost something.
“In expressing our heartfelt condolences to them, KOSA also wishes to urge them not to give up, for so long as there is life, they can still make it. Definitely, the downfall of a man is never the end of his life. We strongly believe that the good Lord would at all cost find a way to give back to them what they have lost.”
By James S. A. Kwashie