- Posted August 10, 2012 by
A President's Ghanaian Farewell
Ghana. A beautiful and welcoming country. Today, the 8th of August, however, is a bleak day. Africa mourns, The world mourns. Ghana has lost her son, President J. E. Atta Mills. The last of the three-day state funeral has arrived. The time to be seated is 7: 30am. The Independence Square, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is packed and set for for the program by 9 :00 am. A sea of red and black is visible on the grounds as dignitaries pour in at 10 am. A sad day indeed. Solemnity is written on the faces of all. The order of service moves well and smoothly.
An advocate for peace and widely recognized as "Asomdweehene", which in the local parlance means " King of Peace", Uncle Atta has left an indelible mark on the hearts of Ghanaians. His legacy lives on; the future is bright. This is John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills' story. This is Ghana's story. Long live Ghana!