Properties estimated at several thousands of Ghana Cedis have been destroyed after bushfire burnt over 15 houses at Mensahkrom a farming community in the Buoku electoral area in the Wenchi Municipality of Bono Region, MyNewsGh.com reports.
Assembly Member for Buoku electoral, Honourable Mustapha Musah disclosed to MyNewsGh.com that the fire started as a result of bushfire on Monday at about 1:30 pm while most of the residents were still in their farms.
Properties damaged in the disaster included an undisclosed
sum of money, radio sets cooking utensils, clothing amongst other valuables
Mr Mustapha Musah explained that the fire that has rendered
hundreds of residents homeless could have been doused if the community had
enough water to fight it
“The inferno was not beyond us to control but there was no
water to fight the fire” the Assemblyman noted.
He has therefore appealed to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Wenchi Dr Prince Kwakye Afiriyie, the Member of Parliament (MP) and Minister of Planning Professor George Gyan-Baffour and other benevolent Ghanaians to come to the aid of the residents as they have lost a lot.
“We are pleading with the MCE and the MP to critically look
at the water situation with the immediate effect and also help provide
temporary shelter for the displaced persons”, he begged.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Nana Anfreh Damanta/2020