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General News of Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Source: XYZ

Mill's Burial: Nrumah Memorial Park, Flagstaff House being considered

The government says the burial site of late President Mills is yet to be determined even though the sites have been narrowed down to two.

The two locations are the Kwame Nrumah Memorial Park and a location within the old Flagstaff House.

Mr. Kofi Totobi Quakyi, Chairman of the Funeral Planning Committee, set up by government to oversee the burial arrangements of the late president told parliament on Tuesday that the committee had finally settled on the Flagstaff House.

But in a statement released on Wednesday and signed by Deputy Information Minister, James Agyenim Boateng, the government said as part of an on-going consultations to build a national consensus on the funeral and burial arrangements for Ghana's late President, various stakeholders have been contacted in order to build a consensus on the matter.

The statement said: “After a series of consultations, the proposed burial sites have been narrowed down to the Kwame Nrumah Memorial Park and a location within the old Flagstaff House.”

According the government “a formal announcement of the entire programme is expected to be issued later.”

The late President Mills' burial has been scheduled for August 8-10 after consultations with family members of the late President.

His funeral service and Burial will take place on Friday, August 10 2012.**