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General News of Monday, 1 July 2019


I will stop crying and think – Koku Anyidoho on Mills’ legacy

Aide to late President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills is set to rollout plans to immortalise him seven years after his sudden demise.

Koku Anyidoho said many people, who loved late Mills both home and abroad, have pledged to ensure the Atta Mills Institute impacts lives.

“We shall cry no more, rather we will lift up the legacy of Atta Mills high,” he stated on Asempa FM’s political discussion show, Ekosii Sen programme, Monday.

After the death of Prof. Mills, his political party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) seems to have neglected him as nothing substantial has been done in his [Mills] honour.

What has made the issue murkier is the sorry state of his final resting place, Asomdwee Park which is now a den for criminals.

Following threats by his family to exhume his body for reburial in his hometown, Ekumfi-Otuam, some repair works are being done ahead of the seventh anniversary of his death.

Reacting to the recent development, Mr Anyidoho said he was not surprised at the seeming neglect of late Mills.

“I will stop crying and think. My mindset has transformed; I’m not going to look back and weep,” he opined.

The former deputy General Secretary of the NDC said the establishment of the policy think- tank was part of plans to celebrate late Mills.

“We are going to run this [Atta Mills Institute] as a professional institution devoid of politics for generations to benefit,” Mr Anyidoho added.