President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday visited the accident scene where over 100 people lost their lives on Wednesday night during torrential rains that hit the country.
This is what he told the media …
“We have to take some measures to avoid this in the future. Often when these measures are drastic, you have a lot of sympathy and pressure not to take these measures. But I think the time has come for us to move houses out of the waterways. The public should understand that it is necessary to take such measures to save everybody else.”
“This loss of life is catastrophic, almost unprecedented. A lot of people have lost their lives. I am at a loss of words to express how I feel. Many of them through the floods, many still through and many still through the fire incident as a result of the explosion that took place.
“Yesterday, the emergency services, including the military, police and the fire service were all called out to come and help. They managed to rescue a large number of people but unfortunately a large number of people lost their lives.
“I want to take the opportunity to commend the security services for their diligence.
“I express my condolences to the several who have lost relatives and the victims of the flood. We will do the cleanup and bring back to as normal as possible.”