Sunday 15th September, 2019
By A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA
Ho, Sept. 15, GNA – The main office of Home
Lucky Raffle, popularly known as “Afe Lotto” in Ho was on Sunday
gutted by fire.
The fire, which started around 1300 hours
raged on with thick dark smoke attracting scores of people to the “lotto
Before officers from the National Fire
Service arrived in a couple of minutes, the intense fire had consumed the
ceiling and roofing of the “engine room.”
The fire also destroyed computers, air
conditioners, executive chairs, refrigerators, operation machines and lotto
papers, all estimated at GH¢250, 000.00.
Mr Billy Anaglate, Deputy Volta Regional
Fire Officer, said his team brought the fire under control in 30 minutes after
securing the adjoining offices.
He said the Service was investigating the
cause of the fire but suspected electrical faults.
The Deputy Regional Fire Officer said the
fire was intense due to sacks of lotto papers packed in the office.
Mr Joel Ayivor, Chief Executive Officer of
“Afe Lotto” told GNA he left the office about 15 minutes for the farm
when he had a call that the office was on fire.
He said he was waiting for investigations by
Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to
renovate the office.