Mahama Criticizes Korku Anyidoho, Akufo Addo over Atta-Mills Grave Controversy (Video)

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has criticized the government and the founder of the Atta-Mills institute, Samuel korku Anyidoho, for ignoring the family of the late president during the beautification of his final resting place.

He welcomed any move to improve the Asomdwee park but insisted the neglect of the family in anything that happened around the grave is condemnable.

Exactly 10 years today, on July 24 2012, a dark cloud showered cold fever on Ghana.

The sitting president, professor john Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills, the man many described as Asomdwehene was gone suddenly.

However, remembering his memory and all that he stood ten years on has been shrouded in political controversy.

Two separate wreath-laying events were held for the man, who in his lifetime desired that all Ghana must be united irrespective of political, ethnicity or tribal differences.

A few days to Memorial Day, the news was rife about a face-lifting and beautification of his burial place, the Asomdwe park, without the knowledge of the family.

Former president Mahama in his speech to mark the tenth anniversary did not take kindly to the happening.

He wondered why should such actions be taken by a Ghanaian against all the time-tested cultural, traditional and religious practices.

National chairman for the opposition national democratic congress, NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, urged all Ghanaians irrespective the circumstance, to emulate the lifestyle of the late president mills to help reposition the country for posterity.

Wreaths were laid by the family, former president Mahama, parliament, the wife and children and on behalf of all Ghanaians.

By:Peter Quao Adattor

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