Kantamanto is on Fire


Kantamanto is the largest second hand market in Ghana. In the west you’d compare Kantamanto to one gigantic thrift store with second hand wares from all over the world.

During my university days I recall galavanting along the streets of melville and greenside (South Africa) in search of great vintage clothing. The only reason I’ve only been to this market twice during my two and a half years in Ghana is the very reason you’re watching this video. The place is congested  very difficult to walk through and its even more of a nightmare to maneuver  through when it rains, there  are no safety exits and it’s very crowded.

My crazy thoughts would always ask, what would you do if there was a fire here? Well now we know.

I hope nobody is hurt and that the Accra Metropolitan Assembly can rebuild this market into something that we can all be proud of. Wouldn’t it be great if we could walk into an ultra modern, safe Kantamanto?


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