Memorial Service for Prof Atta Mills held in Cape Coast

By Grace Darko, GNA

Cape Coast, July 25, GNA – A requiem memorial
service has been held at The Christ Church Anglican Cathedral to commemorate
the fifth anniversary of the death of Professor John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills,
former President of the Republic of Ghana.

The service was attended by a large number of
people including the siblings and family members of the late President, Mr.
Kweku Rickets Hagan, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South and Lawyer E.K.T
Addo, Former Regional Minister.

Others were Professor Dora Adu Buandoh of the
University of Cape Coast, Mr Samuel Wilberforce, Regional Chairman of the
National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a host of other dignitaries and Party

Professor Atta Mills who was also an
educationist, a lawyer and an accomplished tax expert passed away on Tuesday,
July 24, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness, throwing the
nation into grieve, shock and disbelief.

A large number of clergy led by Reverend Canon
Joojo Gyepi Gabrah of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast officiated the one-and-a-half-hour

Prayers were said for the soul of the Former
President to peacefully abide in the arms of the Almighty God.

In a brief exhortation, Rev Canon Gyepi
Garbrah expressed the hope that the NDC would be able to continue and achieve
its visions in fulfilment of what the Late President stood for during his term
of office.

The ceremony was graced with a tour to the New
Atta Mills Memorial Library, which was built in his honour.

Professor Atta Mills who was born on July 21st
at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana departed three-days after his 68th
birthday and five months before he was set to seek re-election. He was
succeeded by his Vice, Mr. John Dramani Mahama.

He is survived by his wife Ernestina Naadu
Mills an Educationist and his son, Sam Kofi Atta Mills.

The Regional NDC executives promised that the
ceremony would be celebrated each year in Cape Coast as a sign of honour and
respect to the man who stood for peace and stability in the development of the


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