SUNYANI: B/A RCC opens Book Of Condolence for Prez Mills
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Various bodies and organisations in the Brong-Ahafo Region yesterday signed a book of condolence at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) in Sunyani in memory of the late President Professor John Evans Atta Mills.
They included a delegation from the Regional House of Chiefs and the local Council of Churches in the Sunyani Municipality, led by Pimampim Yaw Kagbrese V, the Yejihene and Vice president of the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs and the Right Reverend Dr Festus Yeboah–Asuamah, Anglican Bishop of Sunyani and Chairman of the local Council of Churches, respectively.
Before signing the book of condolence, the delegations called on Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, the Regional Minister to express their sympathy to the bereaved wife, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, the immediate family, the government and the people of Ghana for the sudden demise of former President Mills.
In separate meetings with Mr Nyamekye-Marfo, they stated that the late President Mills would be well remembered for his love for humanity, humility, selflessness, fear of God, zeal for developmental projects and his quest for peace in Ghana.
Bishop Yeboah Asuamah later in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) urged Ghanaians to remain peaceful and more united as the Nation mourns the departed President, adding that, “It is God who gives and at the same time takes back in his appointed time”.
He appealed to Ghanaians, especially politicians to emulate the exemplary life of the late president for the benefit of the country’s future generation.
The Regional Minister thanked the delegations and the general public for the expression of sympathy in this difficult time and called for continuous support for the current President, John Dramani Mahama, as offered to late President Mills to enable the latter to complete the good works of the former President.
He assured government’s co-operation with them towards a successful planning and organisation of the burial and funeral ceremonies of the President.
Meanwhile, following a directive on the late President’s burial and funeral planning, Mr Nyamekye-Marfo announced that the region would on Tuesday observe the one-week celebration of the former President’s demise at the Jubilee Park in Sunyani at 1300 hours.