Ghana Water, Fire Service clash over lack of water in fighting Makola Fire

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) have clashed over the unavailability of water in the fire hydrants in and around Accra Central Business District (CBD) to quench Monday’s inferno which gutted a three-storey building near Makola.

While the GNFS says the unavailability of water in the hydrants affected their efforts to quench the fire immediately they got to the scene, the GWCL believes they could have moved to a near-by hydrant for water when the ones in and around the CBD were not working.

Fire gutted the three-storey building at Makola in the central business district of Accra on Monday, July 5, leaving many traders in sorrow over lost wares.

Most of the traders deal in cosmetic products.

The fire, according to eyewitnesses, began at around 9:00 am in one of the shops and spread to others.

It took fire personnel almost 12 hours to bring the fire under control.

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