Hundreds of people from all walks of life on Tuesday July 31, gathered at the Tamale Jubilee Park to pay their tribute to the late President John Mills.
The gathering was made up of the clergy, the traditional authorities, political party representatives, the security services, the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, businessmen and students prayed for the departed soul of the late Ghanaian leader.
A special prayer Session was also held for the widow, Dr.
Ernestina Naadu Mills, the new President John Dramani Mahama and for a peaceful general elections on December 7.
Also, there were optional solidarity messages from the traditional rulers, party functionaries, the clergy, the Tamale Teaching Hospital and the Northern Regional Coordinating Council.
In a special tribute, the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr.
Ken Sagoe said the late President John Mills would forever be remembered for the expansion, refurbishment and the upgrading of the hospital to meet international standards.
“True to his word, Professor John Evans Atta Mills personally visited the Tamale Teaching Hospital to cut sod for the expansion, refurbishment and upgrading including the supply and installation of equipment at the hospital on the 20th of April 2010; this was unprecedented because since the commissioning of the hospital in 1974, the hospital had not seen such major rehabilitation.”
Signing the book of condolence, the regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Haruna Tia-Harunbees described him as a humble and respectful leader whose sudden death should be seen as a great loss to the nation.
He encouraged supporters of the various political parties to reflect soberly on the demise of President Mills and cease the politics of character assassination.
He appealed to the former first lady, Naadu Mills, the NDC and Ghanaians to take heart and look up to the almighty Allah for guidance and protection.
Also, the leadership of the National Union of Mamprugu students praised the late President Mills for his exemplary leadership.
The union’s Public Relations Officer, Adongo Charles recalled the late President Mills’ commitment to unite the nation for accelerated development and hence called for national cohesion.
He congratulated H.E John Dramani Mahama on his elevation and urged him to follow the footprints of his predecessor.
The chief mourner and Northern Regional Minister, Hon.
Moses Mabengba commended all for their kind gesture and expressed shock in the President’s death.
He said the peaceful atmosphere that engulfed the region cannot be attributed only to the good policies of the NDC but the contribution of the various political parties.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana