President John Dramani Mahama has appointed the Assistant Commissioner of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) Mr. Wallace Kofi Akondor, as Acting Commissioner effective May 5, 2014.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has ordered the closure of three nearby buildings which are believed to have been constructed and owned by Nana Boadu, the owner of the collapsed Melcom building.
According to the AMA, workers and residents of the three nearby buildings must be evacuated as soon as possible.
These buildings include the branches of two banks; Fidelity and Standard Chartered bank both in the Achimota area where the Melcom building collapsed on Wednesday.
According to XYZ News reporter, Charity Bartels, a court order posted on the Standard Chartered Bank building stated that “no-one is allowed access to the building until appropriate structural adjustments and building permits are regularly obtained from Accra Metropolitan Assembly".
According to Charity Bartels employees of Fidelity and Started Chartered Bank have started packing out their belongings and were some were also seen moving computers and furniture out of the branch early Friday morning.
Reports however indicate that Mr. Boadu has turned reported to the offices of the BNI for questioning. A deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa told Joy News that Nana is likely to be detained for a long time.
In an earlier interview with Peace FM, Mr. Boadu denied claims by the AMA that the collapsed Melcom building that has so far claimed ten lives did not have a permit.