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24 July 2017

Today marks 5th anniversary of ex President Mills’ death

Today July 24, 2017 marks exactly five years Ghana was thrown into a state of mourning following the sudden death of ex President John Evans Atta Mills.

The ex President Mills was the first Ghanaian leader to have died in office. He passed on at the 37 Military Hospital.

The actual cause of his death is yet to be made public as there has been several speculations about the events leading to his death.

A section of the public hold the view that not much has been done by the country to honour his memory.

Ex President Mills’ brother Samuel Atta Mill who’s MP for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) in the Central region has threatened to exhume the body of the late President due to the terrible nature of the Asomdwe Park, where he was buried.

According to him, the park “is nothing to write home about” and the ossuary of his brother is inundated with cracks because of neglect.

“It is so sad what we are doing,” he bemoaned, saying “if it has to come to me to exhume the body and take it to a proper place I am prepared to do it.”

“If the state is not ready to take care of it we would have to advise ourselves,” he threatened.

Ex President Mills was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election.

Previously he was Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and he stood unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

 

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