General News of Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Government has commenced repair works on the tomb of late President John Evans Attah Mills at Asomdwee Park in Accra.
Workers were seen busily putting the tomb back in proper shape Tuesday after news of the place deteriorating became public.
The tomb of the third President of the Fourth Republic had developed cracks and was being supported with pieces of cement blocks to keep it from falling apart.
A Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Koku Anyidoho has criticized the erstwhile Mahama-led administration for abandoning the tomb of the late President, Prof.John Evans Atta Mills.
Commenting on the state of the late President’s tomb on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM, the former Communications Director at the Presidency under the Atta Mills’ government said, it is regrettable to see Mills’ tomb deteriorate without the NDC government making any efforts to preserve it.
Anyidoho said one cannot blame the current administration for the deplorable state of the late President’s tomb, insisting that the former NDC government completely abandoned the Asomdwe park to put it at an admirable state as was planned.
The Asomdwee Park, formerly known as the Geese Park, was redesigned in 2012 to be the final resting place for the late President, who passed on July 24, 2012.