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General News of Thursday, 18 July 2013

Source: peacefmonline

Prof Mills was not killed; Ade Coker maintains

July, 24, will mark one year of the passing of Professor John Evans Atta Mills, former President of the republic of Ghana.

Though the actual cause of death was not immediately released, many were of the hope that before a year will elapse, the cause of death would have been disclosed.

Some of the reports making the rounds then indicated that he died of throat cancer, a sickness he had been battling with for some time before his death. Others said it was a headache, and some even accused his then Vice President, now President John Dramani Mahama, of having a hand in his death.

However, contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show, ‘Kokrokoo’, Mr Ade Coker, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) hinted that former President Mills died in a peaceful and natural way.

“Prof. Mills (late) was called by God to be with Him…he died of a natural death” he told Kwami Sefa-Kayi.

Meanwhile, arrangement has been made to celebrate the first anniversary of the late Professor.

Choral Concert would be held at 15.00 hours at the National Theatre in Accra on Sunday, July 21 2013, to mark the 69th birthday of the late President Mills.

On Monday, July 22, there would be the launch of the Atta Mills Foundation and the first in the series of annual Atta Mills Memorial Lectures at the Accra International Conference Centre at 15.00 hours.

A wreath-laying ceremony would be held at the Asomdwee Park at 13.00 hours on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to observe the exact date and time the late President Mills passed away. Then at 16.00 hours same day, an International Hockey Gala would commence at the Accra hockey pitch.

The programme further indicates that Muslim prayers would be observed on Friday, July 26, whiles the Seventh Day Adventist Church would hold Special services on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Also on Saturday, July 27, there would be a Foundation Stone laying ceremony at Cape Coast for the construction of the Atta Mills Memorial Research Library which will be affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, commencing at 09.00 hours.

A Non-Denominational Church Service would be held at the Robert Mensah Stadium (Siwdu Park) in Cape Coast at 09.00 hours on Sunday, July 28, 2013.