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Jul 24, 2013

Ghana Mourns Mills Today


Today marks a year since the death of Ghana's former President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills who passed on after he had returned from the United States for a medical checkup.

His death plunged the entire country into a state of mourning for weeks.

A year later, Ghana is remembering the late Law Professor with a series of events including a wreath-laying ceremony at the Asomdwee Park at the Castle.

The Committee planning activities to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Late President John Evans Atta Mills has made special car parking arrangements towards the wreath-laying ceremony at the Asomdwee Park today, Wednesday.

Joy News' Seth Kwame Boateng reporting from the late president's resting place said all is set for the commemoration of the anniversary. He said Professor Mills' tomb has been decorated and added that: "it is drizzling".

A statement issued by the Planning Committee and signed by its chairman, Kofi Totobi Quakyi, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said vehicles with red stickers would park at the Castle, Osu.

It added that cars with pink stickers, as well as those with diplomatic number plates, would park at a specially designated area along the Marine Drive, leading to the rear entrance of the Black Star Square.

“Both red and pink sticker holders are to note that after 1pm, there will be no vehicular access on the Castle drive road towards the Marine Drive leading to the rear entrance of Black Star Square,” it added.

The statement said the main grounds of the Black Star Square would be available to members of the public for parking, adding that the Police and other security personnel would be on duty to ensure order.

“At the Asomdwee Park, there will be specially designated areas in the inner and outer perimeters for members of the general public who wish to observe the ceremony”.

The statement further explained that individuals and organisations wishing to lay wreaths and flowers at the tomb of the late President were welcome to do so after the main event. It noted that the Asomdwee Park would remain open to the general public after the event.

“The Planning Committee would like to entreat all concerned to co-operate with the Police and security personnel to ensure orderliness during and after the wreath laying ceremony.”

Source: GNA