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01.08.2012 General News

Ghanaians observe a minute silence in memory of late President Mills

By GNA
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Accra, July 31, GNA - Pedestrians and Passengers at the Kinbu Metro Mass Transport Station in Accra on Tuesday observed the minute silence at exactly 14:15 hours.

The ceremony was to mark the one week celebration of the death of President John Evans Atta-Mills which occurred on July 24 at the 37 Military Hospital.

Some of the members who spoke to the Ghana News Agency on anonymity said they were aware of the ceremony and could not hesitate to observe such a memorable occasion in the life of the country.

They said they were aware of the event because the late President died a week ago and today marked the one week, therefore it behoved on Ghanaians to observe the day with a minute silence.

Authorities at the station said at about 14:10 hours, they had informed all passengers and pedestrians at the premises about the exercise and all did well by observing the ceremony with the exception of drivers in traffic that moment.

A statement from the Ministry of Information urged Ghanaians to go silent at exactly 2:15 on Tuesday, July 31, to mark exactly a week after the passing of the late President, John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.

The statement added that Government Agencies and District and Municipal Assemblies around the country had already planned ceremonies and events to mark the one-week celebration in their own way.

It urged radio stations and other electronic media houses to observe the minute silence in a similar manner and offer prayers for the departed leader.

GNA

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