Accra: Another Storey Building Collapses at Nii Boi Town

at 13-03-2014 08:53PM (6 years ago)

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Yes it has happened again, Just barely a year plus since the Melcom incident occurred at Achimota, Ghanaians have witnessed another of such at Nii Boi Town, near Abeka Lapaz as a 7 storey hotel collapses.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikoi North, Elizabeth Sackey is blaming the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for the collapse of the seven-storey uncompleted hotel building at Nii Boi Town in Accra.

According to her, the AMA, whose responsibility it is to ensure that the structure is built to the required specification, has failed in its duties.

She, therefore, requested that the building inspector at the AMA responsible for overseeing the contruction of the building be made to explain the circumstances under which the building collapsed.

Earth-moving equipment are busy digging deep into the rubble to rescue people believed to be trapped under the collapsed building.

The building collapsed at dawn, Thursday, trapping an unconfirmed number of people, most of whom are believed to be construction workers.

Government has announced plans to set up a technical committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the collapse.

The Deputy Works and Housing Minister, Samson Ahi, who also visited the site told journalists there is a search for the owner of the building.

According to him, depending on the outcome of the technical committee's investigations, the owner of the building may be made to face the law.

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