Former Ghanaian envoys to Sierra Leone sign book of condolence

Major Gen. Carl Modey(left),Mr. Kabral Blay Amihere(right) and other former commissioners with Ms Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh (third right).Photo.Ebo Gorman

Major Gen. Carl Modey(left),Mr. Kabral Blay Amihere(right) and other former commissioners with Ms Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh (third right)  Photo: Ebo Gorman

Four former Ghanaian High Commissioners to Sierra Leone yesterday signed the book of condolence opened at the High Commission to commiserate with the government and people of Sierra Leone over the flood and mudslide that have killed about 500 people.

They are General Carl Modey, Mr Kabral Blay Amihere, Dr Mokowa Blay Adu Gyamfi and Mrs Elizabeth Mills-Robertson.

Representatives of the Ghanaian Professional Association in Sierra Leone (GHASIL) were also at the commission to sign the book.

Mr Amihere, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, said they were touched when they heard the news because they had had close ties with the country.

“We are here to show that we are with our brothers and sisters and that we shall show support to Sierra Leone.

He said the Ghanaian community in Sierra Leone were preparing to support the victims and asked that the president the country, Mr Ernest Bai Koroma be assured of their support.

“We are convinced that just as Sierra Leone emerged out of the Ebola crisis stronger and a united country, this adversity will further unite us as a people and be the grounds for taking the necessary steps to ensure that what happened will never happen again.

Mr Amihere said that the crisis was a common phenomenon in most   West African countries, including Ghana, adding that it is the hope of Africans that such a disaster never happens again.

He said it was obvious the international community was moved and touched by what had happen hence the   universal expression of solidarity and support.

He pledged the delegations support and friendship to the country and the high commission to ensure the country bounces back.

On her part, the Sierra Leonean High Commissioner to Ghana, Chief Justice (rtd) Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh expressed her appreciation to the former ambassadors for their support and words of encouragement.

Other ambassadors who also signed the book yesterday included the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Madam Lulu Xingwana, Mr Julio Cesar Sanchez of and the Japanese Ambassador Mr Kaoru Yoshimura.

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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