Some audio-visual materials and other office documents were yesterday destroyed when fire gutted the Public Relations (PR) office of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The materials included some video tapes of previous National Farmers Day celebrations and tours conducted by ministers who had served the ministry.
It took the efforts of workers of the ministry and some labourers working on the ministry’s extension project to bring under control the fire, which started at 12:30 pm.
No one was injured and the cause of the fire was yet to be established as of press time.
Fighting the fire
A member of staff who saw heavy smoke emerging from the windows of the Public Relations Department raised the alarm.
The workers had to battle the fire from the rear of the building, as the door to the department which was on fire was locked.
Fire fighters arrived 10 minutes after the fire had been put out.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Mr Frank Siaw-Otu, told the Daily Graphic that he was attending a meeting when he received a call from some colleagues at the ministry that his office was on fire.
He said the fire might have been caused by some cables on the wall of the office.
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