23 July 2016

Family holds remembrance for late Mills

The late President John Evans Atta MillsThe family of former President John Evans Atta Mills has outlined a series of activities in honour of the late president who died in office on 24 July 2012.

The third president of the fourth republic would have celebrated his 72nd birthday on 21st July, 2016, had he been alive.

Samuel Atta Mills, younger brother of the late president, told Prince Minkah on Class 91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Tuesday July 22 that a special service would be held at the Cape Coast Methodist Church in the Central Region on Sunday July 24 with commemorative lectures scheduled for Monday July 25.

He disclosed that a library was set to be unveiled in honour of Prof Mills this year. For him, the legacy of his elder brother will continue to live on. “We have a strong belief that he is still living; it was the good Lord who called him and there is nothing we could do,” he indicated.

On July 21, son of the late president, Sam Kofi Mills, presented assorted items to the Three Kings Special School at Battor in the North Tongu district of the Volta Region. The items presented included cartons of drinks, bags of rice, and sugar. “This is something we do annually on his birthday and this is something he was doing when he was alive. They actually wrote to us that they needed support and we looked at it and decided to come here. So we decided to come and share with the kids in a special needs school,” he explained.

Professor Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, three days after his 68th birthday. Though the cause of death was not immediately released, it was public knowledge that he had been suffering from throat cancer.

The late president’s brother, Dr. Cadman Mills, later disclosed during the graveside service that he had died from a massive hemorrhagic stroke.

He was buried at a presidential mausoleum at Geese Park, renamed the Asomdwee Memorial Park, to depict his peace-making credentials.

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