Wednesday, 15 August 2012 12:14
Hundreds of Ghanaians joined the family of the late President Mills at his memorial and thanksgiving service held at the Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Cape Coast in the central region.
All streets leading to the church was cordoned off to public transport by security personnel deployed to ensure orderly conduct of the service.
The vice-president, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Authur, joined the family members including the three sisters, the son Sam Mills, some in-laws and kinsmen from Ekumfi Otuam at the service.
Also in attendance were government and NDC officials, including the Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, the Information Minister, Fritz Baffoe, Paramount Chief of Oguaa, Osabarimaba Kwesi Atta and other traditional rulers and clergy.
The congregation, some of whom observed the memorial service from large screens placed at vantage points within the balconies and onto the streets, offered prayers for the departed soul of the President and the current Presidency and governance of the nation.
In his address the Vice-President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Authur said government will ensure that the peace and unity prevailing in the country following the demise of the President shall be maintained.
He therefore enjoined Ghanaians to remain united by emulating the late President and offer the government the neccessary support to complete his vision for the country.
In a sermon, the Presiding Bishop of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Methodist Church, Rt Rev Nicholas Asane charged Ghanaians to eschew behaviours that will divide the country.
The 40th Day celebrations of the life and death of the late Preisdent has been scheduled to come off at Ekumfi Otuam in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region.
A family Gathering followed after the service at the Nkanfoa Family House of the late President.
The Vice-President later paid a call on the Oguaa Traditional Council at the Emintsimadze Palace.
Source: ISD (Thomas Asante, Cape Coast)