The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the demise of late former President of Ghana, Professor John Evans Atta-Mills on Friday, July 24, 2020 in Accra.
The Party says there will be a wreath laying at the Asomdwee Park near the Osu Castle where the late Prof Atta-Mills was buried.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Party’s Director of Communications Karkra Essamuah.
“On Friday 24th July, 2020, the National Democratic Congress shall mark the eighth anniversary of the death of His Excellency Professor John Evans Atta Mills at a wreath-laying ceremony to be held at Asomdwee Park, near the Osu Castle at 8 o’clock in the morning.” The statement said.
It added “The ceremony will be conducted in accordance with Covid-19 protocols.”
Prof. John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election.
Prof Mills died on Tuesday, 24th July, 2020 after his 68th birthday at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra barely five (5) months to the 2012 general elections.
He was the first sitting President to have died in office in the history of Ghana. Then Vice President, John Dramani Mahama was immediately sworn in as President to lead the country.