Accra, June 8, GNA – The Network of Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Marketing Women of the Year has expressed its profound sympathy to bereaved families and victims of the flooding and fire explosion in Accra, last Wednesday.
A statement signed by Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio, CIMG Marketing Woman of the year 2013, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, prayed for God’s strength, comfort and hope for the dead and those hospitalised.
Mrs Quartey-Papafio said the incident was a trying moment for the country and called for a concerted effort in ‘walking the talk’ to avert any unforeseen disaster that might arise as a result of the flooding.
“Let’s use this opportunity to strategise and come out with more proactive measures in curbing the menace of flood across the country, especially the capital city,” she added.
She also extended their consolation to the victims who were rendered homeless and those whose businesses had been affected to take heart and faith in God for better days ahead and called on corporate bodies to assist with the victims.
The explosion on Wednesday June 3, amidst heavy rainfall left at least 150 persons dead and many injured.
Rescue operations, which began, on Thursday, were extended into the weekend with President John Dramani Mahama, declaring three days of national mourning from Monday.