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GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ON FIRE OUTBREAK AT THE RESIDENCE OF EX-PRESIDENT RAWLINGS

Source: Ghananewslink.com

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills has expressed shock at the fire outbreak at the residence of Former President Jerry John Rawlings.

The fire which reportedly started at dawn gutted the entire residence of the Former President destroying the entire structure and its contents therein.

A statement from the Information Ministry intimated that President Mills has been to the residence to empathize with the Former First Family and to see for himself the extent of damage.

The statement added that President Mills has since tasked the Chief of Staff to as a matter of urgency secure what will be a holding place for the Former President and his family whiles steps are taken to relocate or find a permanent abode for the Former First Family. He is also to ensure that investigations are carried out to ascertain the cause of the fire.

During his interaction with the Former First Family, President Mills was thankful to the Almighty God that no lives were lost and no injuries were incurred.

President Mills has been particularly impressed with the solidarity exhibited towards the Former First Family by the Ghanaian people since the fire outbreak was reported.