Mahama cancels trips over flood, fire disaster

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

The President 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.
President Mahama would also not be attending the 25th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State & Government of the African Union, which opens in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Over 150 persons died in a fire and flood disaster last Wednesday at a fuel station at Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

The loss has devastated Ghanaians some of whom lost relatives and friends in the disaster, which has been described as one of the saddest in Ghana’s history.

Government earlier declared three days of national mourning for the departed souls.

A service to mark the end of the three day event was held on Wednesday at the forecourt of the State House.
The memorial service was inter-faith, inter-denominational, and involved all Ghanaians.



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