The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama on Thursday 4th June 2015 declared three (3) days of National Mourning for the over 100 victims who lost their lives during the two day torrential rains and accompanying fire disaster in Ghana.
To commiserate with the bereaved families as well as mourn with the people of Ghana, the Ghana High Commission on 5th June, opened a book of condolence at its offices in Belgrave Square in London. While the Ghana flag flew at half mast, the High Commissioner H.E Victor Emmanuel Smith who was the first to sign the book lamented about the scale of the tragedy and hoped that every effort would be made to ensure that such a disaster does not recur. Calling the tragedy ?an unprecedented catastrophe in Ghana?s history- Fire and Floods?, he was optimistic that those in mourning for the loss of their loved ones, and property would find consolation in the healing power of God.
Dignitaries from Embassies and High commissions such as Spain, Brazil, Cuba, Liberia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Austria, Malta, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Sudan, Finland, Lesotho, Namibia and Cameron were present to pay their respects. The book of condolence has since been closed.
Ghana High Commission London