Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to remember what late President John Evans Atta Mills stood for – all inclusiveness – and work to open opportunities for all regardless of political affiliation.
Mr Mahama gave the advice on Monday 24 July 2017 at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate five years of the passing of the late president.
Speaking to journalists after laying a wreath on the tomb of his late boss, Mr Mahama said the country should unite.
“We’re celebrating his life and working with Professor Mills was a great working experience for me and as we all know he stood for certain values and those values were values of inclusiveness, humility and a person who was father for all.
“Unfortunately, Ghana continues to be torn apart by partisan differences and that was what Professor Mills tried to scale. Even though I feel people feel vengeful, we must remember his character and try to live by those values. And, so, as we celebrate the fifth anniversary, let us all remember what he stood for – that the opportunities of this country should be open to all our people irrespective of their political affiliation. I’m happy that he’s in heaven looking down on us and that Ghana will continue to make progress and we must all continue to work together to make our nation great and strong,” Mr Mahama said.
Professor Mills passed away in the afternoon of July 24, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital where he was rushed for treatment.
He was buried on August 10, 2012 at the Asomdwe Park at Osu in Accra. He was 68.
The commemoration attracted a number of appointees in the late president’s government.