Message of Condolence from the Nzema Youth Association following the tragic collapse of the Melcom Shopping Centre.
On behalf of the entire family of the Nzema Youth association, I am writing to express our shock and sadness following the recent tragedy in which the Achimota branch of the Melcom Shopping Centre in Accra collapsed and trapped over 80 people as well as killing an unspecified number of others on Wednesday, 7th November 2012.
We want to request you to convey our solidarity and prayers to the families of the departed and the entire nation. Indeed, there comes a time when words cannot express the deep sentiments of love that we want to express to victims of this unimaginable horror at this time of bereavement.
The incident has since thrown the country into shock; the Nzema Youth Association expresses sincere shock on how the incidence unfolded; this is why we take this opportunity to ask all the members of the NYA, to whom we send a copy of this message, to remember the victims of this disaster and to pray for the victims and their families.
Our wish and conviction is that all those in pain and those who have lost their loved ones will find consolation and strength in God who gives humanity a new beginning with hope and dignity.
Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of the loss of souls through this disaster, our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.
Public Relation Officer – Nzema Youth Association
9th November, 2012