Kumasi: Easter Monday fire consumes part of Calvary Church

Part of the Calvary Charismatic Centre went up in flames on Easter Monday
Part of the Calvary Charismatic Centre went up in flames on Easter Monday

Firefighters in Kumasi have declared the Calvary Charismatic Center, a popular church in Kumasi, saved after a blaze consumed part of the religious building.

Daily Mail GH’s Ashanti Regional correspondent reports that the Easter Monday morning fire consumed a wooden structure near a second car park of the main church.

The facility houses the church’s northern language branch in Kumasi. Two fire machines were deployed to douse the blaze.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

The General Overseer of the church Pastor Ransford Obeng was yet to visit the scene at the time of filing this report.

A weekend of infernos

The latest incident adds to three separate fire outbreaks that hit parts of the Ashanti Regional capital in less than 72 hours. The Kumasi Central Market and the Asafo Market were the worst affected.

The first incident was recorded Good Friday at the Central Market, followed closely by another on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Asafo Market.

Traders have been counting their losses and are calling on authorities to intervene.

Members of Parliament in these areas have also visited the affected victims and are calling for an improved security to avert perennial market fires.

Suspected arson

Meanwhile, city authorities in Kumasi are pointing to possible arson following the incidents.

Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi said on Sunday night that it could be an attempt to sabotage the government.

“Now I think I have to be very blunt. It is not just an accident that we are witnessing. But now looking at the occurrences of it, everything is clear that it is an arson. From here I am going to report to the Ashanti Regional Minister to quickly deploy more men to various market centers”, he said.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been assessing the situation. The organization says it would officially give details after it concludes its investigations.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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