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The Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Osei Assibey Antwi has pointed to arson, as the Kumasi Central and Asafo Markets record three separate fire incidents in less than 72 hours.

The first incident occurred on Good Friday, followed closely by the second and third on Saturday and Sunday evening at the Kumasi Central and Asafo Markets.

The Mayor of Kumasi Osei Assibey Antwi in an interview stated that the sequence of the unfortunate incidents cannot be happening by chance.

“I think I have to be very blunt it is not just an accident that we are witnessing, it started with the Central Market which we all thought it was maybe an accident. Yesterday too, a fire took place and today but now looking at the occurrence of it everything is clear that it is arson, people are behind it. 

“So from here, I’m going to report to the Regional Minister who’s the Head of the REGSEC that a team must be deployed immediately.”