Pictures were taken by AFAG (Alliance for Accountable Governance)
Calm has been restored after a stand off between the Kantamanto Traders and Ghana Police. Sunday May 5, 2013 marked the day Kantamanto Market bellowed in smoke. Two days later it is evident that there is a clear distrust between the traders of Kanatamanto Market and Government represented by The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Traders fervently guard what once was their market stalls in fear of it being redistributed unfairly to Government officials and their cronies should the AMA’s plan to rebuild a modern market materialise.
Police were forced to shoot rubber bullets and teargas into the crowds on the scene during the past two days as desperate traders tried to guard the remains of their stalls.