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General News of Thursday, 9 August 2012

Source: GNA

Nkrumah's son joins thousands to pay tribute to late President Mills

Late President John Evans Atta Mills has left unique legacies of peace and humility in leadership that has made him famous globally, Dr. Onsy Nathan Nkrumah, son of Ghana’s first President, on Thursday observed.

Dr. Nkrumah told the Ghana News Agency soon after signing the book of condolence in memory of the late President John Evans Atta Mills at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Dr. Nkrumah, a Pan Africanist who is based in UK, later paid his last respect to the late President at the State House where the mortal remains of late President Mills had been laid for dignitaries and the public to file past prior to the official funeral ceremony slated for Friday August 10th at the Black Star Square otherwise known as the Independence Square.

Dr. Nkrumah, who was recently accepted as the biological son of the former Head of State by the late Head of State's family, later prayed for the soul of President Mills, to rest in eternal peace.

He said the news of the death of the late President came to him as a shock.

According to him, even though he did not see the mortal remains of his biological father, seeing that of late President Mills had made him felt how fragile human beings were and how short life was.

He also said that even though there were rumors about the President’s ill-health, he thought it was God who determines the life of human beings.

Dr. Nkrumah added that God would help President John Dramani Mahama to continue the good legacy of the late President.

He advised Ghanaians and Africans in general to be united in love as President Mills had always been preaching.**