Bawumia leads delegation to Sierra Leone today

Bawumia leads delegation to Sierra Leone today

- Government has extended sympathies to the government and people of Sierra Leone following Monday’s disaster

- The Vice President is leading a delegation to Sierra Leone, to offer Ghana’s support and present the relief items on behalf of the citizenry.

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will today, August 19, set off to Sierra Leone to commiserate with the government and people following the disaster that rocked the country earlier this week.

Bawumia heads to Sierra Leone today

A distraught victim of Monday's disaster

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On Monday, a community just outside Freetown was overrun by a terrible mudslide, that left over 400 people dead and thousands displaced.

Government has already sent about $1 million worth of relief items to Sierra Leone, including food, medication, clothing as well as logistics for temporary shelter.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had earlier on sent his message of condolence and solidarity to the people of Sierra Leone after news of the disaster emerged.

Ex-president John Dramani Mahama also sent his message of sympathy to the country and moved for steps to be taken to help the African country in its trying times.

Many other African leaders have sent in solidarity messages and have pledged support to help the country recover from the tragedy.

Bawumia heads to Sierra Leone today

Sierra Leone mudslide. Source: CNN.com

The government of Sierra Leone has called on sister nations and the international community to help them during this difficult time.

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