Building Engineer Emmanuel Owusu Ansah has called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the management of the Accra Mall to suspend all activities at the facility to enable investigations to be carried on Thursday’s ceiling collapse.
This comes after a part of a ceiling at a section of the mall collapsed on Thursday October 11, injuring at least two persons.
The accident happened at a part of the mall in the aisle near the I-Store and Huawei area.
Speaking on Accra based Class FM, Mr. Owusu Ansah advised the authorities in charge to shut down the entire facility to allow investigations to go on.
“The move for this country this morning should have been a total shut down of the premises. I hear calls like it’s just a minor thing, but who knows what will happen tomorrow, he asserted.
“I believe that’s why agencies like the AMA, this is their job and this is where the nation needs to see them come out and be firm and strict on such a decision.
“Lock it down, you get a government team, an inspection team, they do a thorough investigation of the building, then, you come back to the public and tell us, everything is fine, it wouldn’t happen again and that brings a standard into construction and also take away fear from the general public who might be using the premises.”
It is still not clear yet what may have caused the incident with investigations yet to be carried.
By Nana Afrane Asante