President Mills informed of death and funeral of Dr. Robert Lee
Accra, July 20, GNA- A delegation of family and friends on Tuesday informed President John Evans Atta Mills of the death of Dr. Robert Edwards Lee, a Pan Africanist, 90, who died about two weeks ago in Accra.
The late Dr. Lee, who was described as the first person to put up a private dental practice in Ghana died on July 5, 2010
He would be laid in state next Saturday, July 24, 2010 with a service at the Du Bois Centre in Accra .
President Mills paid tribute to the late Dr. Lee, saying "it is fitting and proper to give due recognition to selfless service" and described the late Dr. Lee as one of such.
The President said Dr. Lee was one person who loved Ghana and went round the country with his dental practice.
He also often came to Achimota School , President Mills' alma mater, where his wife also had a dental practice, and enjoyed music and concert.
President Mills said Government will give the late Dr. Lee the due recognition, and extended condolence to the family the Pan Africanist.
Dr. Esi Sutherland-Addy, of the Institute of African Studies , Legon, who led the delegation, said the late Dr. Lee, an expatriate, arrived in Ghana , then Gold Coast, in 1953, and finally settled in Ghana in 1956.
According to Dr. Sutherland-Addy, Dr. Lee had the pride of being a Pan Africanist, and worked quietly in the background pushing the image of Ghana .