After news broke that the Ghana Revenue Authority Head Office Annex was up in flames, Ghanaians have been expressing their concerns on various social platforms.
Many people showed concern for workers of GRA who were in the office when the fire hit, as well as passers-by who may have possibly been affected by the huge smoke emanating from the burning building.
Others were worried that the damage done to the building was extremely huge and may not only stall the operations of GRA but the authority may lose money that may have been stored in the office.
In the midst of anxiety and anguish, rumours began circulating that GRA had lost about GH₵147million in the fire.
However, the GRA boss, Professor Stephen Adei, in a press briefing, debunked the rumours, assuring Ghanaians that the authority is not shaken by the incident.
Read some more comments below:
Lmao end of year ...accounts no balance so y’all put fire to GRA ....different narrative how about that ? 😀😀— E L P A D R I N O (@RichMarrio) December 1, 2019
This one that GRA head office is on fire dirr.— COMEDIANWARIS🔥➕ (@ComedianWaris) December 1, 2019
All the money they worked for from January too burn o.
Ghana ernn 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 we blacks are our own killers.
if GRA is on fire and all their records is still on paper edey mean say wana taxes make beans. No account for that. The big men can now steal— Saha (@NanaOBosompem) December 1, 2019
As Ghanaians some of us should learn and stop dirty politics.
I have seen several post on social media this morning claiming people want to steal money that is why the GRA office has been set on fire.
This is... https://t.co/fJyq1vjvfv
— Richard Obeng Bediako (Sir Governor) (@obeng_governor) December 1, 2019
THE NATURE OF PARTISANSHIP— Kwaku Azar (@KwakuAzar) December 1, 2019
Breaking News: GRA, circle office, is on fire.
Affected Citizens: We are dying from the smoke.
Fire Service: Our equipments cannot reach the scene.
NDC Partisans: The President has... https://t.co/UEguTqhtxd
Hmmmm... Could this be a plot so they can loot and share like always— HelptheAfricanChild (@HACghana) December 1, 2019
Parts of the Ghana Revenue Authority (#GRA) office near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange are on fire.
Fire service personnel are currently fighting the blaze.#Ghana
01/12/19— Aaron Earl (@AaronEarl13) December 1, 2019
GRA Office Ring Road branch on fire already .Lord have mercy on us 🙏🏻.
Circle GRA office on fire. 🤔🤔🤔🤔Somebody chop money wey auditors dey come be that. Ghana diɛ everything is possible. CC: @Kwameaplus— LEGENDARY (@itz_dvyn17) December 1, 2019
GRA head office on fire.— COMEDIANWARIS🔥➕ (@ComedianWaris) December 1, 2019
Look at the humour perspective.
Where the old parliament chamber's pic was placed on the new cedi notes but not the GRA office.
So because of jealousy it has committed suicide🚶♂️🚶♂️🚶♂️🚶♂️🚶♂️
My sense err..
1st December & the GRA Head Office is on Fire. Most of the time, these fires are ignited by staff members who have skeletons in their cupboard. Ghana when? 😢 https://t.co/Vay4IyYpu5— Emma Adu-Gyamfi (@iam_adugyamfi) December 1, 2019