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Mills’ Tarkwa birthplace renovated

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The Late President John Atta Mills

The Tarkwa Nsueam Assembly has almost completed the renovation works at the birth place of the late President John Evans Atta Mills at Nzemaline in the Western region.

Mrs Christina Cobbinah, Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa Nsueam, said though the late Presidents parents rented a room in that house which was constructed in the late 1920s by one Paa Kojo Tweneboah, the Assembly decided to honour the former President by painting and renovating it.

She said the Assembly decided to take up the initiative of beautifying the place which could serve as a historic area for all who would want to come and see where the late president was born.

Mr Kwasi Joseph Yankson, an 80- year old man, who lived with the late President’s parents when he was born at Nzemaline told the GNA that President Mills father came to live in his uncles house when he was first posted to Tarkwa to be the headmaster for Tarkwa Methodist school.

He said the couples lived with them for years until the late President was born in 1944 and that when President Mills was about 3-years old his father was transferred to Huni/Valley in the Western Region to head the Methodist school there.

He said when the late Presidents family left Tarkwa, they never heard from them till his 65th birthday when he sent a delegation to visit them.

Mr Yankson described the late President as a man who led a selfless and humble life and called on Ghanaians especially the youth to let his life serve as a model for them to follow.

Source: GNA

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