It is with consternation and infinite sadness that we heard the news of the tragic Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crash that took place on Sunday, March 10th, which has caused the loss of so many lives of different nationalities.
In these painful moments, I would like to express to you, on behalf of the entire local authorities community in Africa, and on my own behalf, our deepest condolences.
Please share with the families of all the victims and particularly the people of Ethiopia, my sympathy and that of the UCLG Africa governing bodies, on the occasion of this tragic ordeal.
Let’s all pray that Earth will be light for all the victims of the crash and that their souls will rest in peace.
Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi,
Secretary General of UCLG Africa