I have learnt, with shock and sadness, the death of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, President Hugo Chavéz, in Caracas yesterday 5th March 2013.
On behalf of the Government and People of Ghana and on my own behalf, I extend deep condolences to the Government and People of Venezuela, especially the bereaved family on this painful loss.
The late President Hugo Chavéz will be remembered for dedicating himself to building a new society in Venezuela through progressive social and economic changes that took millions of Venezuelans out of poverty.
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA