The ravaging effect of the Makola fire is still being felt despite it been several weeks after the fire . Aside from the losses incurred when their wares got burnt, they cannot have access to the building to do business due to the demolition of the structure.
A report from the Committee that was tasked to investigate the incident has recommended the demotion of the building as it is not safe for persons that would use it for business. The demolition exercise will be carried out by the Ghana Military with support from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
Traders who ply their trade at the place have not been granted access to the building due to the new development and several of them have to return home following the news. Those with perishable goods however sought temporary places to sell off their wares.
The building is said to have housed 122 shops of which 84 were burnt. The cost of the goods burnt are said to be GH₵97,213,600.00 and the building itself also cost over a million Ghana Cedis. The traders who used the building primarily dealt in hair and cosmetic products, clothes and shoes with a few others dealing in some other products.