CSM Fire Outbreak Four Top Officials Fired

Staff of CMS being interrogated over fire outbreak while four other top officials fired

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About 30 workers of the Central Medical Stores (CMS) in Tema  which was destroyed by the inferno have been interrogated by officials of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

The interrogation is to help establish if there was criminal intent behind the fire outbreak, saw 14 senior officers, seven middle-level officers and 12 casual workers have being interrogated also many more are in line to be questioned as part of efforts to gather leads on how the fire started.

The outcome of the initial interrogation would determine the direction of the investigations.

Meanwhile four officials at the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health service (GHs) have been interdicted.

These top officials include, director of procurement and supply; Dr Kwesi Addai Donkor, director supplies, stores and drug management at GHS; Abdul Karim Idrissu, head of stores at the Central Medical Stores and Dr Constance Bart-Plange, head of Malaria Control Programme.

The CMS was consume by a fire destroying medical supplies and equipment which worth $230million on January 13, 2015.

The fire started around 9:45 a.m. and for many hours’ firefighters battled to douse the flames.

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