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.
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].”
“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.
“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