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SOCIAL: W/R RCC officially informs House Of Chiefs of demise of Prez Mills
|Mr Paul Evans Aidoo|| |
Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister yesterday led a delegation from the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to officially inform the Western Regional House of Chiefs on the death of the President, John Evans Atta.
Mr. Aidoo said though the House might have heard about the sudden demise of the late President, it was proper and in line with tradition that the RCC formally confirmed his death to the traditional authorities in the region.
The Minister on behalf of the RCC presented two bottles each of Schnapps and Whiskey to the House and implored of them to join in the one-week celebration of the departed President. He told them a book of condolence would be opened on his behalf.
The Chiefs and Queenmothers were all clad in red and black attires in solidarity with the fallen hero.
Meanwhile Chiefs from the Volta, Central and Western Region are expected to visit the Castle today, August 1, to express their condolence to the state and the bereaved family.
According to the Minister, August 8th would be the official laying-in-state at the State House where Presidents from other countries, diplomats and others distinguished individuals across the globe would pay their last respect.
On August 9th, Ministers, chiefs and other top government officials will have the opportunity to view the mortal remains followed by the general public on August 10, 2012.
Awulae Attibrukusu III, President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, said the house was saddened by the sudden departure of the President and took the news with some pinch of salt.
He touted the good achievements of the late President and his peaceful nature adding, “He was a man who really respected traditions and for that matter chiefs”.
Awulae Attibrukusu added that the late President indeed laid down his life for the people of Ghana through selfless and dedicated service and pledged the House’s commitment and support in giving him a befitting burial.
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