The late President John Evans Atta Mills’ family is indignant with the government for allowing an NGO headed by Koku Anyidoho, a former deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, to tamper with his mausoleum in Asomdwee Park.
The Asomdwe Park, where the late President is interred, is being renovated by the Atta Mills Institute, under the direction of Mr. Anyidoho, with assistance from the government via the Coastal Development Authority.
Samuel Atta Mills, the late President’s brother, asked why the government did not contact the family before starting the project when speaking to the media in Parliament.
He pleaded with the authorities to prevent Koku Anyidoho from desecrating the late president John Evans Atta Mills’ final resting site right away.
“This is an insult to the family, this is an insult to the nation, this is an insult to the Akans…now the government allows an NGO to run Asomdwee Park…president Atta Mills is not the only president who has passed away in Ghana, other presidents have passed away.
“It is a very serious thing but the government has to provide the body of President John Atta Mills, we want to find out where the body is. What have you done with it, what kind of rituals did you perform over there, when curses start coming after you don’t blame anybody,” Mr Atta Mills told the Media on Tuesday.
When visiting the grave on Tuesday with a few MPs, former youth and sports minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye voiced her regret over the situation and displayed images of the grave with its tomb removed.