May 12, 2012

Fire on Thursday evening gutted the Job 600 building which is expected to soon serve as offices for Members of Parliament and their research assistants.

The Inferno engulfed the sixth floor of the seven –floor edifice, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2012.

The Fire Service personnel were on the scene in good time to fight the fire and bring it under control and prevent it from spreading further.

The cause of the fire is immediately not known.

The structure when completed is expected to house up to 275 modern offices for members of Parliament and their research assistants.

Ekow Bentsi-Enchill, Resident Engineer of ADK Consortium who is supervising the project in an interview with newsmen stated that the fire will not negatively affect the further construction and completion of the project.

The Job 600 project is the conversion of the State House Tower Block into office of parliament.

The State House Tower Block was built by the administration of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President to accommodate participants attending the OAU (now African Union) Conference held in Accra in 1965.

Kwadwo Anim/