Ghana has consoled Lebanon over the chemical explosion that rocked the port of Beirut last Tuesday, leaving at least 154 people dead, over 5,000 injured and 300,000 rendered homeless.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Government and the People of Ghana, conveyed deep condolences to the Government and People of Lebanon on the tragic chemical explosion that rocked that country.
Ghana consoled Lebanon in a statement issued by the Ministry on Monday after Ms Ayorkor Botchwey signed a book of condolence at the Embassy of Lebanon in Accra.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families, the wounded and the displaced. May Allah be their comfort, and may the souls of the departed rest in peace.”
She noted that the Government of Ghana received with shock and sadness, news of the massive explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, 4th August, which reportedly left at least 154 people dead, thousands wounded and displaced.
According to the Minister, this disaster, happening at a time that the whole world was battling with the COVID-19 pandemic, was most unfortunate and, regrettably posed an even greater challenge for the Lebanese Government and people.
She was hopeful that “Lebanon shall overcome this tragedy”.