The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) joins others across the world to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the government and people of Sierra Leone over the mudslide disaster in which hundreds have perished, and many more injured and displaced.
This is too much for a country to bear, and we therefore urge other African States, especially in the ECOWAS region to stand with Sierra Leone in this difficult moment.
We wish to appeal to all Ghanaians and the International community to give a helping hand by donating relief items through the government to support our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone to reduce their pain.
It is our fervent believe that such humanitarian support will go a long way to protect the lives of the survivors of the mudslide and the victims of the flooding.
Ghanaians and West Africans in general have a duty to respond to the SOS distress call by Sierra Leonean President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, for help from outside to overcome the effect of the devastating national disaster.
More than 600 bodies have been recovered and thousands are missing after heavy flooding said to be the worst in Africa in two decades, hit parts of the country. A resultant mudslide buried villages on the outskirts of the city, perishing hundreds of people.
GIGS extends our sincere condolences to the government, families and victims of the disaster, and believe that Ghanaians would respond to their call for aid.
Ghana Institute of Governance and Security