“MORNING GH! MANY PEOPLE ARE FEARED DEAD OR INJURED AS A SIX-STOREY MELCOM SHOPPING COMPLEX OPPOSITE THE NEOPLAN ASSEMBLY PLANT AT ACHIMOTA CAVED IN AND COLLAPSED THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING. ACCORDING TO EYE WITNESSES, THERE WERE SO MANY WORKERS AND LOTS OF SHOPPERS WITHIN THE NEWLY-BUILT SHOPPING COMPLEX BEFORE IT COLLAPSED. WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF SUCH A NEW BUILDING AND HOW BEST CAN WE ENSURE THAT SUCH INCIDENTS DO NOT HAPPEN IN FUTURE? ALSO, DO YOU THINK THE NATION HAS ENOUGH EQUIPMENT TO HELP RESCUE THE TRAPPED PEOPLE UNDER THE RUBBLE WITHIN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME?” Talk of GH
Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: I’ve just learnt via Talk of GH that the newly built Melcom Shopping Complex has just collapsed killing many shoppers!!! I can’t believe it. And with many more missing under rubble, Ghana Rising is praying for a swift effort by the emergency services to rescue the many shoppers and worker still trapped underneath the rubble -please God!!!
I pray the government gets behind the people of Ghana -and push…. please God, for the emergency services to get to the complex asap -and get digging. It would be very good to see some caring ministers on the ground -doing what they can at this awful time, then there must be a serious government backed enquiry into what went wrong at Melcom!!!
Whether this catastrophe is down to bad building practises, bad Health & Safety practises, an unworkable structure, the misappropriation of funds, bad managements or whatever, Ghanaians deserve too know the truth -so that this calamity doesn’t happen again…
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