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Ghana is not worth dying for - Mills' brother

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Brother of the late President of Ghana, Samuel Atta Mills has expressed his frustrations over the poor maintenance of his brothers’ graveyard six years after his death.

According to him, Ghana as a country is not worth dying for because nobody has been tasked to take care of his brother’s grave after he was buried.

“Look at how these things are breaking down, who is supposed to be in charge and maintain the place?” he quizzed.

“Where were you when this place was neglected, have you now realize that you need to talk to anybody…where were you when this place was neglected, nobody was taking care of this place…Ghana is not worth dying for” frustrated Samuel Atta Mills told GhanaWeb in an interview at the ‘Asomdwee park’.

Ghana marked exactly six-years after the demise of Prof John Evans Atta Mills on July 24, 2012.

The commemoration of the death the late President John Evans Atta Mills has condoled the nation as it prepares to observe the burial of the late Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur and the one-week rites of the former Senior Minister, J. H. Mensah.



Born on 21 July 1944, at Tarkwa in the Western Region, the late President hailed from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East Constituency in the Central Region. At age 27, he was awarded his PhD after successfully defending his doctoral thesis in the area of taxation.

He lectured at the Faculty of Law and the Business School, both of the University of Ghana for over two decades, and author of a number of publications.

He was also a visiting professor at Temple Law School (Philadelphia, USA), Leiden University in the Netherlands and at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

He was a member of the Ghana Stock Exchange, and became Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service of Ghana, and named the National Tax Commissioner in September 1993.

The late President was also a distinguished sportsman and sports administrator, as he played hockey and was a member of Ghana’s National Hockey Team and later the Veterans Hockey Team. He was also a reputable swimmer as well.

On the political scene, the late President Mills was chosen as the running mate by former President Jerry John Rawlings, who was seeking re-election for a second term in office.

They overwhelmingly won the 1996 election and the Professor became Vice President of Ghana from January 7, 1997, to January 6, 2001.

Between 2001 and 2008, Prof Mills became the de facto opposition leader and earned a reputation of decent politicking. He later became known as Asomdwehene, to wit, King of Peace.

On January 7, 2009, the late Prof Mills was sworn-in as Ghana’s third President of the Fourth Republic.

He was until his untimely death the presidential candidate for the NDC for the 2012 presidential election, after winning a challenged presidential primary by a remarkable 96.7 per cent.

Prof Mills is the first sitting leader in the history of the country to die in office.

He died on July 24, 2012, three days after his 68th birthday.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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