Heart-warming gesture Mahama commends Senegal, Togo, et al for support

President Mahama at the one week memorial service for the victims held at the forecourt of the State House, expressed appreciation to them for reaching out to Ghana.

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President John Mahama has described as “heart-warming” the gestures exhibited by some world leaders towards Ghana when the country was hit by flood and fire disasters last Wednesday.

Many African leaders including Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari and Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe commiserated with Ghana over the harm caused by the twin disasters. While General Buhari, in a statement, described the incident as “painful and regrettable”, Mr. Gnassingbe joined President Mahama to visit some of the affected areas.


Other two West African countries: Senegal and Cote d'lvoire presented relief and medical consignments to government.

President Mahama at the one week memorial service for the victims held at the forecourt of the State House, expressed appreciation to them for reaching out to Ghana.


“Over the course of the past days, I received numerous calls and messages of condolence and pledges of assistance from nations throughout the world, including the majority of our African sister nations.

“The Togo - Cote D’voire delegation announced their donation 50,000 dollars and four tanks of medical supplies. The president of Senegal also dispatched a special envoy to console with us and made an offering of a $150,000.

“This is especially heart-warming considering that these are nations that have recently suffered their own losses and are still facing their own great challenges and yet are willing to sacrifice what little they do have to stand with us in solidarity in our time of need”, he said.

President Mahama also commended the doctors, nurses and medical workers “who have tirelessly received the dead with respect and honour and tend to the wounded with great care”. He promised that “government will continue to bear the cost of their treatment”.

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