BY: Lambert Coffie | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The head office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra was on Sunday morning engulfed by fire.
Reports from the scene suggested that personnel of the Ghana National Fires Service and other state security agencies had it tough bringing the above 5-hour inferno under control.
An official of the Fire Service told the media at the scene that, fire fighters had to break through glass windows to access the source of the fire at top floor of the building, as the entrances were locked.
The incident has attracted a lot of curious onlookers to scene, prompting the security agencies to cordon off the area, which has resulted in a heavy traffic build up on the stretch.
Reports also suggest that at least four persons, including two security personnel who were among the first responders to the incident have sustained some injuries. They have since been taken to nearby health facilities for treatment.
- The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is the country’s foremost revenue administration agency, responsible for the administering taxes and custom duties in Ghana.
- It was established as a semi-autonomous public body corporate, to replace the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Value Added Tax Service (VATS) and the Revenue Agencies Governing Board Secretariat (RAGB).
- It comprises of three main divisions, namely Customs Division (CD) Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) and Support Services Division (SSD).
Social Media Reactions
The Sunday morning fire incident has since got many social media users busy, with some netizens expressing their minds on the possible cause of the fire and the suppose motives behind the incident.
Voltaonlinegh.com brings you some of the social media comments
This is Gh 🇬🇭 for you by this time some group of people have chop money saaaaaaaaaa, you don’t know, they don’t any troubles bia Massa it a plan thing paaa. Agyimefɔr. #GRA it’s possible. pic.twitter.com/Eoau0wSBPh
— Mr. Possible🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@ArhenfulP) December 1, 2019
— Mr. Alidu (@Vilejah) December 1, 2019
Auditor General will now have to audit “fire” and not documents at GRA
— wattara (@wattaraventures) December 1, 2019