Asomdwe Park opens for Public ViewingBy GNA
8/12/2012 6:15:16 PM -
Accra, Aug. 12, GNA – The Asomdwe Park, the final resting place of the late President John Evans Atta Mills was on Sunday opened to the general public.
As at 09:30 hours when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) got to the Park, hundreds of Ghanaians and some foreigners were gathered in their numbers to catch a glimpse of the final resting place of the late President Mills.
In an interview with the GNA, Warrant Officer Class-One (Retired) Abubakari Nuhu, security officer in-charge of the Park disclosed that Dr Cadman Atta Mills, brother of the late President Mills was the first to visit the grave early Sunday morning.
WO1 Nuhu said the next person to visit the grave side was the National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Gbevlo Lartey, who prayed over the grave for some time before he left.
Members of the wider public from various religious, political and ethnic backgrounds were given access to the tomb of the departed leader where they moved around in a solemn mood.
They were also allowed to take photographs of the grave form a reasonable distance for their personal albums and not for commercial purposes.
President Mills died on July 24, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, three days after his 68th birthday.
He was laid to rest at the "Asomdwe" Park last Friday, August 10, 2012, after an impressive funeral ceremony attended by thousands of mourners including foreign dignitaries.