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Aftermath of Motorbike Shop burning: Commercial activities in Kumba grounded even food industry affected

5 September 2017 No Comment

By Ashu Manfred
Commercial activities and other related activities in Kumba, the economic capital of the South West Region were on Monday August 28, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday August 30, 2017 grounded to a complete halt.
Eateries and other food selling joints were also affected by the ghost town. We gathered that the ghost town was religiously observed owing to the fire that burnt to ashes Kumba biggest motorcycle shop.
The fire that gutted down the motorcycle shop to ashes took place on the night of Wednesday August 23 breaking Thursday August 24, 2017. The origin of the fire has not been established yet.Though the origin of the fire is still shrouded in mystery, most people in Kumba fear the fire might have been as the resultof the non-respect of ghost town by the Proprietor of that business.
The Star gathered that the Proprietor of the business outfit, though warned several times has not been respecting the ghost town.
We further gathered that the fire incident is responsible for the successful observance of the ghost town on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Eating places and even table shops in the quarters remained closed for the three days.The fire incident is estimated to have destroyed property worth over FCFA 400.
The unfortunate incident has put many Cameroonians out of work and it is only the Lord Almighty who can take control of whatever happened, be it an accident or man-made.

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