Funeral activities in Agotime Traditional area suspended in honour of late President Mills
8/2/2012 10:32:18 AM -
Kpetoe, Aug. 1, GNA - All funeral activities in the Agotime Traditional Area have been suspended until after the burial of late President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday August 10.
The Chiefs and people of the traditional area would on that day organize a traditional funeral for the late President for which reason the market day that Friday has also been cancelled.
Nene Nuer Keteku III, Konor of Agotime, made the announcement after a two-hour funeral procession in honour of the late President at Kpetoe on Wednesday.
He said there would be a candle-light procession on Wednesday night to herald a wake keeping on Thursday before the final funeral rites on Friday, August 10.
Nene Nuer Keteku described late President Mills as a "seed of peace from God to Ghanaians," and said the traditional area received the news of his demise with a great shock.
He prayed that the unity being witnessed in the country after his death would be sustained.
Mr Michael Kobla Adzaho, Agotime-Ziope District Chief Executive, commended the traditional authorities and people for their respect for the late President and urged them to organize his funeral in a peaceful manner.
He said the late President left a lot of legacies in the form of projects in the district especially in the education sector and called for prayers for President John Dramani Mahama to enable him to continue the good work.
The procession was attended by people from various political parties and religious backgrounds while members of the Ghana Education Service, the clergy and some and some students paid tribute to the late President