Wreath Laid Nationwide To Mark First Anniversary Of Late President Mills

A wreath laying ceremony to mark the first Anniversary of late President John Atta Mills has been held at the Asomdwee Park in Accra.

In the Central Region, the one year anniversary of Professor Atta Mills’ passing was held at Ekumfi Otuam in the Ekumfi District.

The occasion was characterised by tributes, cultural displays, and poetry recital in memory of the late President Mills.

From the Eastern Region, Radio Ghana’s correspondent reports that the first anniversary celebration of the late President John Evans Atta Mills was held at the Jackson Park in Koforidua, with a wreath laying ceremony.

The programme started at exactly 14:00 GMT due to an earlier downpour. At 14:15 GMT, which marked the exact time the late president passed on, a minute silence was held in his honour followed by a wreath laying ceremony.

An NDC party representative laid a wreath on behalf of the Eastern Regional party members.

The local Council of Churches laid one on behalf of the Christian community, while one was laid on behalf of the chiefs in the region.

The Regional Chief Imam also laid one on behalf of the Muslim community, while the Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso laid one on behalf of the family of the late president and the people of Ghana.

Giving a word of reflection, the Head pastor of the Reigning Power Church International in Koforidua, Rev Samuel Sarpong Kwakwa asked Ghanaians to live in peace with each other.

They should also extend a hand of help to all and unite as one people with a common destiny for peace to prevail.

Rev Sarpong Kwakwa asked all to live in peace as death is appointed unto all men.

The Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso was of the belief that it is the good Lord that called the late president to eternity.

She further asked Ghanaians to live in peace just as the late president preached.

In the Ashanti Region, a memorial service was held at the cenotaph at Adum in Kumasi to mark the first Anniversary of the death of Former President John Evans Atta Mills.

The Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, in a tribute, reminded Ghanaians that death is inevitable and awaits every human being.

He therefore said, while we are still alive, we must leave a legacy that will remain in the heart and minds of posterity.