The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has joined the Inspector General of Police and the Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service to help salvage the inferno at the Kantamanto market.

In a statement issued by the police, they say they are providing additional support to ensure the situation is controlled.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) is also at the scene assisting in the exercise.

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Read below the full statement issued by the Ghana Police Service.


The Police are providing operational support to the Ghana National Fire Service as they work to put out a fire that has engulfed a section of the Kantamanto market in Accra.

The Police have cordoned off the affected area to enable the fire officers carry out their duty without any obstructions.

Officers have also been deployed to prevent possible looting and also direct the movement of persons and vehicles away from the incident scene.

Officials from the National Disaster Management Organisation are also supporting the exercise.

The Minister of Interior is at the scene with the Inspector-General of Police to assess the extent of damage and interact with the affected traders.

The Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service is also at the scene and coordinating the entire exercise.

Further development will be communicated.