By MN Reporter
Traders in Migori town are counting losses after goods worth 5M and different products has been destroyed by fire in Posta estate in Migori town last night.
The buildings were burnt down and different products were also destroyed by the mid night fire and only for the traders to realize the damage in the morning.
Speaking at the scene the executive in charge of environment and disaster Hon. Polycarp Ating’a expressed his concern to the traders and promise to get better ways of dealing with such calamity within Migori County.
“We are surprised with what has taken place over the night and as a county we look forward on better ways of dealing with these scenario to avoid more damages in the future”. He said.
Hon. Ating’a also challenged the traders to stay focus on their activities to help promote trade within the town and even the county at large for the development of the county.
“Trade is part of development and loosing such goods will derail development of our county”, He added.
The county government through the governor Zachary Okoth Obado gave out Shs.410, 000 for the traders and this was to compensate every trader who were involve in the damage.
“We are been touched with the problem that our traders have face and we shall give out at least something to help them start their trade and boost them in their trading activity”. Said governor Obado.
Different traders were surprised with what took place over the night and George Omondi a butcher in the estate called on the government to get better methods of dealing with fire outbreak to avoid similar scenes next time.
“I have not been a victim of this before and mostly it has been in television but it is with us today, we are surprised as many of us realized this in the morning when we could not do anything”. He said.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and Migori OCPD Mr. Joshua Opiyo calls for more improve system of putting off fire under such circumstances.
“My officers were on patrol and realized the situation, we tried hard as a unit but still could not manage the situation but with the right materials such scenes will not trouble us again”. He said