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N/R: Properties Worth Millions of Cedis Destroyed at Choggu Nmanayili fire outbreak

A fire outbreak at Choggu Nmanayili of the Sagnarigu Municipality in the Northern Region has destroyed seven grinding mill machines, five stores and destroyed several grains. 

The fire is said to have started around 2:30pm in the afternoon of Wednesday February 21, 2024, according to the owner of the building.

No casualty was recorded but the fire destroyed several properties, including 70 bags of maize, 40 bags of dry cassava, 200 bags of dry baobab leaves, 7 plants of grinding mill among others.

Witnesses say when personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service arrived at the scene, the fire had already destroyed possessions leaving residents to run for their lives.

Speaking exclusively to, Abdulai Issahaku, who owns both stores and the grinding mill shop, said the fire set as a results of the electric cables colliding that spark a fire and spread it to the dry baobab leaves which subsequently spread to the other stores. 

He said the equipment and the stock are worth several billions. “Currently my concern had to do with the women whose grains were destroyed, because most of them took loans from the banks for corn, cassava, and dry baobab leaves flour business, and now their grains has been destroyed. How are they paying back?”, he lamented.

“I have lost everything. All the machines have been destroyed. I am appealing to the government and other benevolent institutions to come to our aid because a lot of people are depending on me through this grinding mill business,” he appealed. 

Some of the women whose grains were destroyed also appealed to benevolent organizations and philanthropist to support them to get back to business.

Personnel from the Ghana National Fire service have launched an investigation into the matter.  

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu | |Ghana.

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