President sympathizes with Haitians

President John Evans Atta Mills has expressed condolence to the president and people of Haiti, concerning the devastating earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday.

In a letter sent to the President of Haiti, Rene Preval, on Thursday, Prof. Mills stated: “I have learnt with shock and deep sorrow the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in the early hours of Tuesday, 12th January 2010, causing massive loss of human lives and destruction of property.”

Even though the scale of destruction is still being assessed, the death toll is estimated between 45,000-50,000.

“It is already clear to us in Ghana that a tragedy of huge proportions has hit your beloved country.

“I therefore hasten to express, on behalf of the People and Government of Ghana and in my own name, heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the People of Haiti and your Government for the incalculable losses your country has suffered in this natural disaster.”

The president assured that Ghana is “marshalling our resources and will in due course make our modest contribution to your national effort at bringing relief and succor to the people of Haiti who have suffered great loss.”

Story by Isaac Essel/