A wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of late President John Evans Atta Mills has been held at the Asomdwe Park.
President Mills died on July 24, 2014 at the 37 Military Hospital.
The ceremony was attended by President John Mahama, President John Rawlings, leading members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and hundreds of Ghanaians.
President Mahama and Naadu Mills laid a wreath on behalf of Ghanaians at the ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony,the former Majority leader in Parliament, Cletus Avoka described the late President as “a very loving, disciplined and religious man.”
“As a President, he led a moral crusade for this country. He preached discipline, he preached unity, he preached love, he preached understanding. Those were very big virtues that Presidnet Mills stood for,” he said.
The former Director of Communications at the presidency, Koku Anyidoho also described the late President Mills as a great leader.
“President Mills was no ordinary person, as humble as he was and never flaunted who he was. Its so practicable that he was really a great leader, a great father, a great tutor, a great mentor and a great person to be around.”
Speaking to Citi News, the son of the late President, Fiifi Mills said “it’s been a different experience” since his father passed on.
“It’s been a very major transition in my life. It just happened suddenly so we have to try and adjust to the new changes, “he said.
He mentioned that his father’s death also “brought another level of maturity and growth and taught him a lot of things in life.”
Fiifi Mills further expressed his gratitude to the NDC and Ghanaians for taking the decision to commemorate his father’s death saying “I am very happy that two years on he is still being celebrated. I didn’t really expect much but for the people of Ghana and government to remember him two years on, I was very happy about that .”
President Mills was from Ekumfi Otuam in the Central region of Ghana.
He was born in Tarkwa on 21 July 1994.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana