Government to relaunch probe into Central Medical Store fire

Central Medical Store fire

Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has revealed that government will look into the fire outbreak at the Central Medical Stores (CMS) at Tema two years ago.

Dr Bawumia, who was speaking at a town hall meeting to mark 100 days of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government on Monday, April 17, said: “We have not had a forensic audit after all the request… We will have that forensic audit.”

It will be recalled that on January 13, 2015, the CMS was consumed by fire, resulting in the destruction of medical supplies and equipment.

Subsequently, an investigation was carried out and the report pointed out that it was arson. The suspected arsonist was named as Samuel Dogbe, who used to be a labourer at the CMS.

Subsequently, the government interdicted some 12 officials of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) who were suspected to have played various roles in the fire outbreak at the CMS.

However, Dr Bamumia indicated: “The terms of reference have been completed to enable the selection of auditors to undertake the forensic audit of the January 22, 2015 Central Medical Stores fire outbreak.”

Source: Ghana/

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