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Remembering Atta-Mills: As Gov’t commissions Asomdwee Park

A wreath laying ceremony for late President John Evans Atta-Mills was Sunday morning held at the Asomdwoe Park in Accra, where his remains were buried 10 years ago.

In attendance at the memorial was President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The government commissioned the refurbished Asomdwoe Park to commemorate the 10th year of passing of late President Atta-Mills.

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, Most Reverend Dr Paul Boafo in a message admonished Ghanaians to uphold the good traits of the late President Atta-Mills.

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Wreaths were laid, the tombstone unveiled, trees planted and other activities as part of 10th memorial.

I’m happy Asomdwee Park has been elevated to status befitting Atta-Mills – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo’s address

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated that he was happy that the Asomdwoe Park has been elevated to a status befitting the late President John Evans Atta-Mills.

He said: “Sometime after becoming President, I became aware of the sad state of Asomdwoe Park and in 2020, I received a request from the late President’s energetic Communications Director, Koku Anyidoho, who runs the institute named after the President [Atta-Mills Institute], for the assistance of government to rehabilitate the place [Asomdwoe Park].”

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“I agreed and subsequently instructed the Coastal Development Authority (CODA) to undertake a thorough rehabilitation of the park with the close cooperation of the Atta Mills Institute,” President Akufo-Addo added.

He said it was not right that the park had been allowed to “deteriorate considerably” over the years since his [Atta-Mills] burial in 2012.

“But I am happy that it was under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, allegedly “his fiercest critic” that the Asomdwoe Park is being elevated to a status befitting the final resting place of a President of the Republic of Ghana.

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“I did so with that objective solely in mind, and not to exploit or take advantage of any so called divisions in the political party [NDC] to which he belonged. Those alleged divisions are not of my making, and do not in anyway inure to my benefit,” President Akufo-Addo

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