|Ashanti Mourns Late President Mills|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 11:07|
A large crowd of mourners that congregated at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi to mark the one week funeral celebration of the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills rose to their feet in unison to observe a minute’s silence for the departed leader.
As the clock struck 1415 hours, the exact time he passed on at the 37 Military Hospital, many of them could not hold back their tears.
Among those present were the Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong, Regional Security Chiefs, leadership of the political parties, chiefs, religious leaders, representatives of institutions and corporate bodies.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, was represented by a powerful delegation, headed by the Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia V.
They presented assorted drinks to the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), in keeping with the Asante custom.
Dr Agyemang-Mensah said Ghanaians had remained true to the values of unity, love and fellow feeling that defined them as a people since the demise of the President.
He said the greatest tribute they could pay to his memory was to stay united and on the path of democracy and good governance.
The Regional Minister said they must accept to work together to build a prosperous nation where all would live in dignity.
Mr Fredrick Fredua Antoh, Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), asked the people to help protect the nation’s peace, before, during and after the elections.
There was also similar funeral celebration at Ejisu in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, which also drew a big crowd of mourners.