Source: citifmonline.com - The Council of State has appealed to the general public to stop the blame game on who is responsible for Wednesday’s devastating floods in Accra. In a statement signed by the Council of State’s Public Affairs Director, Jemima Asare, said: “Avoid accusatory and
divisive actions and language that will compound the already difficult situation.”
The Council also expressed its sadness at what it described as the tragic loss of lives recorded on June 3, 2015 as a result of the explosion at a fuel station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
On that day, heavy floods ultimately led to the explosion, which claimed over 90 lives and caused loss of property worth millions of Ghana cedis.
“In these heart rending moments of unimaginable pain and distress, the Council wishes to express its deepest condolences to the bereaved families, the families of those who still remain unaccounted for and other victims who have suffered loss of property and remain traumatized by the unfortunate development.”
The Council further commended the security agencies and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), health officials and ordinary citizens whose interventions helped limit the scale of destruction to lives and property; lending its support for President John Mahama’s declaration of a three day mourning period for the dead.
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