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General News of Thursday, 30 March 2017


Prof. Mills never hailed from Otuam - Cadman Mills

Dr. Cadman Mills, brother of late President Prof John Evans Atta Mills play videoDr. Cadman Mills, brother of late President Prof John Evans Atta Mills

Dr. Cadman Mills, brother of late President Prof John Evans Atta Mills has dispelled allegations that his brother hailed from Ekumfi Otuam in the Central Region.

He said his brother, other siblings, his parents and their family are not natives of Otuam as speculated by a section of Ghanaians.

Speaking with Bola Ray on Starr Chat, Dr Cadman Mills disclosed that their family hail from Cape Coast bemoaning that a ‘borrowed’ family was invented and consulted during the death of his brother.

Dr Cadman Mills revealed that the purported family house in Otuam is not theirs and that their family house is in Cape Coast describing it as a ‘legend’ that Ghana’s late President hailed from Otuam.

He bemoaned the neglect of the true family by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the funeral rites of his brother.

Dr Cadman Mills wondered why some ‘fake’ people in Otuam took a decision of exhuming his brother’s body from the ‘Asomdwee’ park at the Osu Castle to Otuam.

‘There is this legend that former President Mills comes from Otuam, its probably true, I don’t know, but the first time I heard of this legend was when I was about 60 years old. I have lived that long without knowing that I had any links Otuam, I am telling you this. I did some research on it, and I was told that somewhere when he was filing his nomination papers, he put there that he hails from Otuam or something like that.

‘…What is most scandalous is that perhaps Bola Ray believes former President Mills comes from Otuam. When he died, you knew that he had siblings, so they also must come from Otuam, at least ask us to lead you to the family in Otuam. Out of no where, I mean we Ghanaians can be very bold, people I don’t know from Adam, I never heard of become my family heads and my family. They even published pictures of the twins, President Mills and I. They invented a family for me. My family head ever since I was born, i was told is that we come from Cape Coast. I thought maybe it was political because nobody comes from Cape Coast. So that is why it was necessary for Prof Mills to do that, if he indeed he did that, to put another town Otuam, as his home towm or where he hails from. The real family is in Cape Coast,’ he disclosed.

He said his father’s brother married a woman in Otuam intimating that there are Atta Millses in Otuam.

He complained that he was disdainfully treated by the people of Otuam when he pointed out to them during one of the funeral planning committee meetings that they do not hail from Otuam.

‘My mother doesn’t come any where from Otuam,’ he pointed out.