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KWABRE E: Assembly mourns former Prez Mills
Hundreds of people from all walks of life in the Kwabre East District on Tuesday 31st July, 2012 thronged the District Assembly’s forecourt to join in a somber service for the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
The service was part of a one-week celebration being held for the late President who died exactly a week ago at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra after a short illness.
The service was hosted by the District Chief Executive, Hon. Adams Iddisah and Assembly officials. In attendance were Religious leaders, traditional authorities, Assembly Members, organized groups, school children and the general public.
Delivering a sermon, the General Vicar and Parish Priest for the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at Mamponteng, Very Rev. Father Paul Attah-Nsiah admonished Ghanaians to be mindful of the fact that death is inevitable for everybody and must be prepared for it. He said as Christians we should know that at an appointed time, God will call us all to rest with him and it will be based on how we had lived our lives on earth. He then called on Ghanaians to live a Godly life and refrain from activities which do not please God.
Very Rev. Fr. Attah-Nsiah also called on Ghanaians to rejoice and do not wail much since the late President lived a life that was pleasing to God and was optimistic that the late President John Evans Attah Mills was peacefully resting in the bosom of his maker in heaven. He therefore advised Ghanaians to unite as the nation prepares to go to polls on December 7, later this year.
Tributes were said by the religious groups, various political parties including the National Democratic Congress which he was the leader, Assembly members and traditional leaders present.
All tributes read about the late President described him as a very peaceful and patriotic Ghanaian that lived all his life for the betterment of Ghana, using the “Better Ghana Agenda” as his motto.
At exactly 2:15pm a minute silence was observed for the departed leader who served us selflessly. All one could hear was the siren of an ambulance which was to indicate to the world that catastrophe has befallen the nation. After the minute silence was observed, tears filled the eyes of most people especially the District Chief Executive, Hon. Adams Iddisah who had earlier described him as “a friend, a father and a great President.”
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