President Mills' body arriving at the Independence Square, where the burial service took place.
The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has appealed to Ghanaians to bury their differences and be more united as a departing gift for the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
Reading a tribute at the burial service of the late leader at the Independence Square on Friday, President Mahama said: “Late President Mills was humble, honest and peace loving, it will therefore be expedient for all Ghanaians to immortalize him by forging ahead for the development of Ghana.”
He said President Mills would not be happy in his grave if Ghanaians continue to create social and political divisions.
“President Mills was a man of God who abhorred political antagonism and we shall do him a lot of good if we avoid divisive tendencies in our political activities,” President Mahama added.
He also called for tolerance and asked Ghanaians to place premium on the saying that “unity is strength” to move the country forward in terms of growth and development.
The service was attended by presidents and delegations from Togo, Sudan, France, Swaziland, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Benin, Guinea and Senegal among other nations including Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State.