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"Turn to the Lord" - Accra Mayor tells families of victims

Alfred Oko Vanderpuye was giving the welcome address at the service to remember the lives that were lost during the flood and fire disaster.

Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan assembly has asked the families and victims of the June 03 disaster to turn to the Lord  as they remember and mourn those who lost their lives during a disaster many have said could have been prevented if city authorities had done their jobs.

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"On this occasion like many others the question more often that not is who shall we turn to? And the answer always will be we must turn to the Lord," the AMA boss said.

He urged families to praise God regardless of the situation.

"Those who wait upon the Lord we are told will alway renew strength they shall mount up with wings as ealgles." he quoted.

The memorial service will be followed with a wreath laying ceremony at the venue of the disaster.

The site is being cleared completely for the first time despite several calls after the disaster for the AMA to lead an exercise to clear the site.

Vanderpuye on Tuesday told journalists Accra can now withstand floods as the Odaw and Korle lagoon have been dredged.

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