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General News of Friday, 12 October 2018


Accra Mall okayed for business after roof collapse

The management of Accra Mall has confirmed that the shopping centre is opened for business despite parts of the roof of the building collapsing on Thursday.

At least three people “sustained minor” injuries with the police and fire service personnel arriving at the scene to avert chaos.

President Akufo-Addo said he was “disturbed” about the incident.

In a statement, the management of the mall 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.

The 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.

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