Ghana declares August 10 public holiday for late President’s funeral

Late Prof John Atta Mills

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday appealed to the leadership of political parties to step up education programmes that would discourage their supporters from trading in insults during political campaigns.

He said the death of President John Atta Mills had opened a new page for Ghanaians to unite and boost the democratic credentials the country had achieved over the past years.

“We in government will do everything possible to conduct political activities with a sense of dignity and decency to continue to consolidate and raise Ghana’s enviable position in African political ladder,” President Mahama said when the leadership of the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana, called on him at the  Osu Castle, Accra.

The delegation was at the Castle to commiserate with President Mahama on the death of President Mills.

President Mahama also declared Friday, August 10, a public holiday, to enable all Ghanaians everywhere to participate in President Mills’ funeral.

Reverend Dr Paul Frimpong Manso, General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church in Ghana, who led the delegation, described the late President Mills as “A rainbow with many colours – a politician, an academician, Christian, humble and tolerant.”

The clergyman commended politicians and journalists for conducting themselves well after the death of President Mills and asked them to extend the behavior to the December 7 polls.

Source: GNA

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