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President Mahama cancels foreign trips to deal with issues from June 3 floods, fire

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President John Mahama
President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has cancelled scheduled foreign travels, in order to deal with issues arising from the June 3 flood and fire disasters, and other pressing national issues.

President Mahama was chosen as Special Guest of Honour at the 2015 World of Work Summit of the International Labour Organization (ILO) during its annual conference in Geneva.

Additionally, the President would also not be attending the 25th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, which opens in Johannesburg on Sunday, June 14.

Last week heavy rains in the capital,  coupled with fire explosion from the Kwame Nkrumah Circle GOIL Filling Station,  resulted in the death of more than 150 people.

Subsequently, President Mahama declared three days of mourning which was climaxed with a National Memorial Service on Wednesday, June10.

The cancellation of the foreign trips would therefore give the President the impetus to concentrate on the domestic issues plaguing the country.

Source: GNA

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