First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has expressed her deepest condolences to families of 18 students who perished in the disaster at the KINTAMPO Waterfalls in the BRONG Ahafo region.
Mrs Akufo-Addo in a brief letter expressed regret at the sad development and prayed for God’s comfort for those affected and speedy recovery for the 22 victims who sustained various degrees of injuries.
The incident reported happened during a storm which pulled down a huge tree which smashed revellers mainly students from the Wenchi Senior High School and the University of Energy and Natural Resources.
According to official count, 15 of the dead are students from Wenchi SHS and three are from the University who were on excursion to the KINTAMPO waterfall.
The disaster shocked many across the nation amidst calls for immediate investigations.
President Nana Akufo-Addo who is far away in Geneva, Switzerland attending the Africa CEO forum and former President John Mahama in separate posts on their social media platforms consoled families of all victims.
Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has since met the bereaved families and assured prompt action on the investigative report and recommendations that may arise. END
Find attached First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo’s letter to those affected by the tragedy….
LETTER TO THE BEREAVED FAMILIES AND WOUNDED IN THE KINTAMPO TRAGEDY
Dear Parents, family members and friends,
The news of the tragedy at Kintampo has stunned the whole country. I am deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words I can offer that will make this any easier. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that the whole of Ghana shares your pain.
I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. These were all beautiful young souls and we will always remember them as such.
I also pray for a speedy recovery for all the injured and pray they return home to their loved ones soon.
I pray that no other family would have to go through this ever again.
May the Almighty God watch over you all.
Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo