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Fire guts home of Prof Ameyaw Akumfi, daughter burnt


on confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday, December 9, 2023, which left his daughter who is in her 30s with severe burn injuries as she was the only one at home at the time of the incident.

The former Education Minister under the erstwhile John Kufuor administration was not at home at the time of the incident as he was said to be attending a funeral.

Preliminary investigations reveal that there was an explosion in one of the rooms which resulted in a thick smoke coming out and before an alarm could be raised for the intervention of the officials of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), the whole building was up in flames.

The daughter of Prof Ameyaw Akumfi tried to escape from the inferno but suffered severe burn injuries and was rushed to the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman.

“No a single property was saved from the house. Onlookers only managed to push one of the vehicles to safety but the whole building has been reduced to ashes”, an aide to the PPA Board Chairman told

According to him, the cause of the fire is not immediately unknown but he has not ruled out the possibility of a power surge.



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