The late President John Evans Atta Mills died on the 24th of July, aged 68
The youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Young Democrats will mark the the first anniversary of the late President John Evans Atta Mills death with a peace walk.
This, they say is not only to honour the memory of the late ‘Asomdwee Hene’ but also to drum home the importance of ‘peace and harmony in our dear nation.’
below is the full statement
24TH JULY ATTA MILLS MEMORIAL PEACE WALK
On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the passing away of H.E John Evans Atta Mills, former President of the republic of Ghana, Young Democrats in collaboration with other youth groups wish to embark on a peace walk on the 24th of July 2013 to honour the memory of our former president whose passing will be marked exactly a year on that day.
The good Professor was known as the King of Peace and on the day marking his demise from the world we want to honour that legacy with a memorial peace walk to drum home the importance of peace and harmony in our dear nation. With the current happenings in Ghana, this peace walk falls on an appropriate time to rally all peace loving Ghanaians to join us embark on this noble mission.
During his reign as President H.E John Evans Atta Mills gave a lot of young people in this country the opportunity to serve in his government in various capacities. As Young Democrats, we believe this gesture by Prof. Mills unearthed the potential in many young people and brought to the knowledge of Ghana and the entire world the tenacity and capabilities of the young people of this nation.
As young democrats we also identify with the paradigm of empowering young people and therefore feel honored to be organizing this peace walk in his honor.
The 24th July Atta Mills Memorial Peace Walk will commence from the “kawu kudi” park near the Kanda highway; we will walk from there to the 37 military hospital road where we will observe a minute silence in front of the hospital as it was the place where the former president took his last breathe on earth.
We will then proceed to the Flagstaff house road, through to Sankara overpass unto the liberation road, straight on to the Ridge roundabout then to the Efua Sunderland children’s park near the national theater, where the march will end.
All Peace loving Ghanaians are welcome to join the march in honour of “Asomdwe Hene” H.E Prof. John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.
Long Live Ghana, Long Live Atta Mills, Long Live Young Democrats.
ALBERT KOJO YEBOAH.(aka carlos)