Thursday, 4 June 2015

'This Loss is Catastrophic, Unprecedented' - President Mahama

Mahama Accra Floods
President John Dramani Mahama is touring affected areas hit by floods in Accra including the scene of the Goil fuel station explosion at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, which has taken the lives of about a hundred people with many severely injured.

President Mahama who visited the areas in the early morning of Thursday, June 4, 2015, was appalled by the situation and blamed human activity as a contributory factor to the flooding from the heavy downpour of Wednesday.

He said government officials were working throughout the night to offer support to victims and they will take measures to make sure it never happens again.

“Often when these measures are drastic, you have a lot of sympathy and pressure not to take those measures but I think that the time has come for us to remove houses out of water ways and the public should understand that it is necessary to save everybody else.”

President Mahama also described the heavy loss of lives on Wednesday as “catastrophic and unprecedented”.

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