Ghana sympathises with Haiti

Ghana has extended her sympathy and solidarity to the people of Haiti following a devastating earthquarke which caused a devastation of unprecedented proportions mostly in the Caribbean island’s capital city of  Port au Prince.

“I have learnt with shock and deep sorrow the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in the early hours of Tuesday, 12th January 2010, causing massive loss of human lives and destruction of property.” President Atta Mills stated

According to a Ministry of Information statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, President Atta Mills empathised with the grieving nation and assured them of Ghana’s commitment to contibute in her own modest way to mitigate their suffering.

“The People of Ghana and my Government are deeply shocked by the event and wish to express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters in this hour of despair. We are marshalling our resources and will in due course make our modest contribution to your national effort at bringing relief and succor to the people of Haiti who have suffered great loss.

The  statement said:”While the scale of destruction is still being assessed, it is already clear to us in Ghana that a tragedy of huge proportions has hit your beloved country. I therefore hasten to express, on behalf of the People and Government of Ghana and in my own name, heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the People of Haiti and your Government for the incalculable losses your country has suffered in this natural disaster.”

Source: GNA

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