NDC AMSTERDAM HOLLAND BRANCH PRESENTS BOOK OF CONDOLENCE TO GHANA EMBASSY - THE NETHERLANDS
8/6/2012 3:46:53 PM -
Ghanaians in the Netherlands poured out their hearts to express their condolence soon as the Book of Condolence was opened at the Ghana Embassy in The Hague (Netherlands) which is approximately 52 kilometers from Amsterdam where the majority of Ghanaians in the Netherlands live. It was evident to see that Ghanaians in the diaspora felt the huge loss the nation had suffered by the lost of our late President J. E. Atta-Mills.
The Interim Executives of the NDC Amsterdam - Holland were among those that flocked to the Ghana Embassy on the day the Book of Condolence was opened at The Hague, and expressed to the Ambassador Her Excellency Mrs Aanaa N- Enin their deepest condolence, after which they signed the Book of Condolence, and informed the Ambassador about their initiative to open a Book of Condolence in the Amsterdam south-east area where most Ghanaians are concentrated, so as to enable the hundreds of Ghanaians living in that part of the Netherlands who might not be able to travel to The Hague, express their condolence as well. Nana Takyi Blankson emphasized how important this would be for the Ghanaians that may not to be able to travel to The Hague.
The understanding reached was that the Book of Condolence would then be closed on the same day the Ghana Embassy closes its Book , and a presentation made the following day at the Ghana Embassy in The Hague to hand over the book to the Ambassador.
Ghanaians in the Amsterdam area along with friends and well wishers both Africans and non Africans flocked in their numbers to sign the Book and express their sympathy and support to the Ghanaian community in the Netherlands, and in a show of immense unity , members of the NPP Amsterdam along with the NDC Amsterdam branch members came together to console each other in the spirit of unity and at Ghana's loss, stating emphatically that Ghanaians by and large should take this chance to reflect on the need to unite as one people, and be always mindful of the fact that despite the various differences qua political ideologies, the bottom-line is that we are all one people, and together we are can build a strong civil society that can enhance development.
The executives on both sides expressed the need for Ghanaians to go to the polls come with Dec 7th 2012 with a unified sense of one-ness.
Below are excerpts of the handing over of the Book of Condolence to the Ghana Embassy in Den Haag - Holland, being received on behalf of Her Excellency who was a bit under the weather and therefore couldn't be present. The Interim Executives made up of Mr Sam Adarkwah, Nana Takyi Blankson, Mr Sam Lartey and Mr. A Dodoo can be seen here handing over the book to Mr. Francis Gborglah - Minister-Counsellor of the Ghana Embassy Netherlands who is second in command of the mission. ( Media Clip of the long queues of Ghanaians lining up to sign the book of condolence is also attached).
NDC AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND