GUTA pledges support for Opera Square fire victims

The leadership of the Ghana Union of Traders(GUTA) has visited the Opera Square fire scene to familiarize itself with the height of loss its members suffered as a result of a fire outbreak on Monday, April 25, 2022.

The team which was led by the 1st vice president of the union, Clement Boateng, urged affected members to remain united and resolute even in such hard times in their business life.

He assured victims that the mother association was solidly behind them.


”What more, it has already started moves to assist them in bouncing back on track.”

Mr. Boateng admonished the merchants to take advantage of available insurance firms to enable no sharing of many tears in unfriendly times such as this one.

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The first vice president gave a hint that steps are far advanced to capture genuine GUTA members on internationally recognized data with individual identify codes.

The system is aimed at identifying true members since non-members mostly push their way through for benefit whenever there was the opportunity.


The building, which was formerly for cinema, Opera Square situated within the Central Business District of Accra was on fire on Monday, 25th April 2022, and lasted till the following Tuesday.

A firefighter from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) rushed to the disaster scene to deal with the situation. No casualty was reported as of the hour of this reportage but lost of stock to the inferno.

Two banks namely, GT Bank and Bank of Africa, branches in the very structure and suffered the effect of the fire and as such, would not be operational as all other shops on Tuesday. Most of the shops happen to be electrical or electronics.

Just about around the hour, the Opera Square fire was reported, and another outbreak happened at the nearby Makola Shopping Mall. One out of two fire tenders at bay had to rush to start bringing the new case under control before another joined for a successful operation.

By: Daniel Asuku/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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