by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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After a rainstorm ripped apart the roof of the still under construction Ndoum Stadium, another tragedy struck on Saturday, April 22, 2017 when fire gutted Amansan Television (ATV) and four other commercial offices of Groupe Nduom.
The fire however spared the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel and its restaurant, guest rooms and conference facilities also owned by business notable and presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr. Papa Kwasi Nduom.
Witnesses claim fire tenders which came to contain the blaze had no water enabling the fire to consume other wooden offices before a new tender was able to tame the fierce fire.
An air conditioning unit at Amansan Television (ATV) is said to have sparked the fire but no life was lost to the blaze.
Corporate Affairs Manager of Groupe Nduom, Mr. Richmond Keelson keen to reassure the public that the hotel and its accompanying facilities were not defiled by the blaze and that they are very much open for business has issued the following statement.
“Somewhere between 5.00 and 5.30pm this afternoon, staff of Amansan Television (ATV) noticed fire burning apparently from the direction of an air conditioning unit in their studio.
When alarm, was raised, everyone ran to safety and an urgent call was made to the Ghana Fire Service to come and help put out the fire.
Two fire tenders came soon followed by three more.
It has become apparent after about an hour and a half, that the Fire Service personnel have not been able to contain the fire at the studio.
Now the fire has spread to other offices on the same block as the ATV studio.
The ATV studio and four commercial offices of Groupe Nduom are on the same block.
It is important to note that the Regency Hotel and its restaurant, guest rooms and conference facilities are intact and were not touched by the fire.
We will keep the public informed with further developments as they occur.”