A statement signed by Ms Mery Aframea and Daavi Emelia Adzo said: “We the Coalition of Market Women have observed with much worry and disappointment, the political gimmick being played by some politicians in recent times.”
The statement said some politicians had sought to take advantage of any kind of tragedy and misfortune that befalls market women.
It recalled in 2000 there were fire outbreaks in markets across the country few months before the general elections and said they believe “This is just a repetition of what happened in 2000.”
It said some few weeks ago, there was fire outbreak at the Mallam Market and to the amazement of many, the NPP organized for the wife of their flagbearer to visit the scene to obviously score political points. “We also took notice of the NDC, led by the Mayor of Accra at the Mallam market scene, also to obviously score political points.”
It said: “Members of the CMW wish to place on record that this tragedy has brought much sorrow to all market women and for that matter any attempt by politicians to make political capital out of it would amount to insensitivity to the plight of the women.”
The statement appealed to all political parties to stay out of this tragedy and allow the NADMO to do its work in settling people who lost goods.