Central Medical Stores fire was arson – official report

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Government says the fire that ravaged through the country’s main drugs and medical supplies depot in Tema on January 13, 2015 was an act of arson.

Government is expected to release its official position on the investigations into the fire that gutted the Central Medical Stores today.

The depot kept every licensed drug imported into the country. The estimated cost of damage then was put at over GH¢237 million.

The Bureau of National Investigations completed its report into the fire outbreak three months after the incident but the report has been kept away from the public, giving room for speculations.

However, a statement from the Flagstaff House Communications Bureau said the “Attorney General & Minister for Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, will issue the government statement [today] following the approval of President John Dramani Mahama.”

The statement also stated that “the investigative report into the fire which occurred in January last year states among others that the fire was a case of arson.”

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