Mills’ 5th anniversary celebration extraordinary despite gov’t’s “no show” -organizers


Organizers of the 5th anniversary of the passing away of the late President John Atta Mills have described the memorial ceremony as exceptional despite government “no show” attitude.

Founder of the Atta Mills Institute, Mr. Koku Anyidoho, told host of the Gold Power Drive Samuel Eshun Tuesday, the genuine show of love from Ghanaians especially the clergy, hundreds of supporters of the opposition political parties, family and friends of late Atta Mills was “beyond imagination.”

The event, which started with a wreath laying at the Asomdwoe Park in Accra, was boycotted by government officials though invitation was extended to the presidency.

The Akufo-Addo government has also been accused of not providing financial support to aid the organization of the remembrance ceremony of a “president who died in office.”

The event however went on without any hitch.

Immediate past president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama and his vice, Amissah Arthur and his wife Maltilda Amissah Arthur attended this year’s celebration.

The chairman of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Mr. Benard Mornah as well as several party gurus the late president Mills appointed in the NDC were present to make the anniversary a memorable one.

Late president Atta Mills passed away on 24th July, 2012, whiles in office.

Prior to his ascendency to the presidency, he served as one term vice president to former president Jerry John Rawlings.

By: Coffie Emmanuel/

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