President Mills Arrives Home To A Rousing Welcome
6/25/2012 8:31:04 PM -
President John Evans Atta Mills Monday returned from the United States of America (USA), after undergoing a routine check-up, and declared that he is very fit to carry out his official duty.
After stepping out of the Delta Airline and exchanged greetings with the welcoming party led by the Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, President Mills, told a milling crowd that thronged the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), that “my doctors tell me that my energy level is stronger now more than before.”
The enthusiastic crowd, including supporters and sympathisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), responded to the comments by the President with thunderous cheers.
Earlier, the already charged supporters had gone into frenzy, amid waiving of miniature Ghana flags, when the airline carrying President Mills and his entourage touched down at the KIA at exactly 12:30 pm, a situation which gave the presidential security details a hell of time to control them.
As early as 8 am, thousands of party supporters, government officials, clad in white attires, symbolising victory, had besieged the VIP wing of the KIA amid drumming, singing and dancing in readiness to receive the President.
They held placards with inscriptions:â€ˆ“Mills will not die, Ghana will not die, “ “Atta Mills, still Better Ghana,” “We will give President Mills four more years,” “ Long live Asomdwehene” “President Mills, the Lord will shine His face upon you”, among others.
President |Mills who dashed straight to the Castle, Osu, to commence business, said it had been his tradition to have his medical check-up done here in the country.
However, this time round, he said his doctors advised that “we should go out for a medical check-up.”
President Mills said as the 1992 Constitution required, the President had a duty to inform Parliament whenever he was going outside the country.
He used the opportunity to appeal to the people that, “we have a lot of work ahead of us, so we must remain united for the good of the party and Ghana as a whole.”
President Mills left Accra on Saturday, June 16, 2012 for a routine medical check-up as recommended by his doctors.
Prior to his departure, the social media had been replete with questions and rumours that President Mills was dead.