By Jamila Wahab
The board member of the John Evans Atta Mills Heritage has announced activities to commemorate towards the 10th anniversary of the death of former President John Evans Atta Mills which falls on Sunday, 24th July 2022.
Speaking at a press conference by the Board Chairman of John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Heritage, Hon. Alex Segbefia in Accra, stated that a statement would be delivered on Thursday 21st July, 2022 at the Floor of Parliament by the Minority Caucus in Parliament.
The statement would be read by the late President’s brother, Hon. Sam Atta Mills, MP for the KEEA Constituency in the Central Region.
That same Thursday 21st July, 2022, a courtesy call would be paid to the Chief Imam, Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu by the late J. E. A. Mills Memorial Heritage.
Moslem prayers on Friday, 22nd July 2022 at 1pm, would be held in remembrance of President John Evans Atta Mills at designated Mosques throughout the country including the Central Mosque, Kanda, Al Sunni Mosque, Accra New Town.
On 23rd July 2022 at 8:30am, the President John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Hockey Tournament would be held at the Ghana National Hockey Pitch.
The tenth Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony and Memorial Service for the late President John Evans Atta Mills would be held at 1pm at the Asomdwee Park, near the Independence Square on the 24th July, 2022.
The Wreath Laying Ceremony is being organized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at 1pm.
The highlight of the 10th anniversary commemoration would be the 10th anniversary Commemorative Lecture, chaired by Nana Otuo Siriboe II, the Omanhene of the Juaben Traditional Area and the Chairman of the Council of State of the Republic of Ghana. The Keynote address would be delivered Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata.
The Atta Mills family further committed to creating special vehicles in his name to keep his legacy alive likewise.
The J.E.A Mills Memorial Heritage has also been been stablished in the memory of President John Evans Atta Mills to preserve his heritage and legacy
The Memorial Heritage was incorporated on 14th October 2021. It is a notfor-profit, non-partisan, independent, charitable organization and seeks to promote the late President’s unique view of society to cause positive actions in strengthening democratic values and human development. Its vision is to inspire humanity for a better society.
The John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Heritage has since its launch on 1st February 2022, continued to implement programmes in pursuance of its objectives.
The President John Evans Atta Mills Regional Memorial Lectures have begun in earnest throughout Ghana. The Northern Sector Regional Lectures comprising the five (5) Regions in Northern Ghana, namely Northern, Savannah, Upper West, Upper East and North-East Regions and was successfully held by the Northern Sector Local Organising Committee led by Mr Osmond Amoah, at the Tamale Campus of the University of Development Studies on 28th May 2022.
The Regional Lecture was chaired by Naa Alhassan Andani, former Executive Director of Stanbic Bank and member of the Advisory Council of the J.E.A Mills Memorial Heritage. The lecture was attended by 1600 persons from the five regions of the Northern sector.