The acting Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority Ammishadai Owusu Amoah, has assured Ghanaians that no cash or data was burnt in the ferocious fire that gutted the headquarters annex of the Authority on Sunday.
A spoof website had reported that some 147 million had been burnt in the fire.
Firefighters spent more than 6 hours fighting the fire that completely ravaged the second floor of the building located near the Kwame Nkrumah interchange at Circle.
Addressing the press, Mr. Owusu Amoah said in the meantime, clients would be able to do business at the Adabraka Office of the GRA.
“There is no money lost, all the funds are secured and there is nothing that anybody should be concerned about at all. There is no burnt cash and we do not know what might have caused the fire”.
The fire is said to have started around 8 am.
In a Citi News interview, Elis Robinson Okoe, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Fire Service, explained that the fire fighters struggled to fight the fire initially because there was no easy access point to the blaze, he said.
“It is because we don’t have access to the building. They are using the window instead of opening doors and other things so we can pass through and get to the place. Everything was locked. We gained access to the place through the back window.”
The PRO also noted that firemen struggled to have access to water saying “the challenge we also have here is that there is no hydrant around here. That is why you see a lot of water tankers around here.”