Ghana is mourning its worst tragedy that took place on Wednesday during torrential rains in Accra where over 100 lives and properties were lost.
President John Mahama was short of words when he visited the scene of the accident at Circle.
“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.”
“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,” he said.
Flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo described it as a major tragedy.
“To all of us, this is a major tragedy. My condolence to all those who have lost their love ones. The properties we can deal with it later but the lives of those who have been affected; this is a big bad day in Accra’s history.
“The time has come for us to do something about this recurrent floods. Year after year we keep having the same problem. The time has come for us to deal with it once and for all,” he stated.
The tribute titled Farewell produced by Meth Mix.