The Member of Parliament (MP) for Komenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abirim (KEEA), who is a brother to the late President John Evans Atta-Mills, Dr. Samuel Atta-Mills, has bluntly told Ghanaians that how his brother died could not be the business of anyone.
On the contrary, he wants Ghanaians to focus on the good works of his late brother.
“I just hope and wish that Ghanaians will focus on what he did instead of how he died, because it is none of anyone’s business,” he said on the floor of Parliament yesterday.
The KEEA Legislator’s position was in response to public opinion that the President was a state asset rather than a private individual, as such, what he died of must be known.
The reaction came after loud calls for the late Asomdwehene’s (President Mills) autopsy report to be made public, but the Oguaa family has refused to do so.
STATEMENT IN PARLIAMENT
Contributing to a statement on the floor of Parliament yesterday to mark the 10th Anniversary of the demise of the late President Mills, Sam Atta Mills said it was interesting to see issues popping up after his death.
He mentioned how his brother lived in an Osu Castle room that leaked whenever it rained, but the MP did not mention what steps his handlers took to alleviate the situation.
However, he added that Prof. Mills had been advised to leave the Castle for his house at Regimanuel Estate, but he declined for a reason.
He said Prof. Mills gave the excuse of moving through traffic at the expense of ordinary Ghanaians, making noise to and fro with the sirens and, lastly, the cost to the state of transporting him from Spintex to Osu Castle daily.
The MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, made the statement while other members later made a few comments on the subject.
Meanwhile, preparations are underway to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the passing of the late President Mills.
At the time of filling this report last night, The Chronicle could report that at least two events were scheduled to take place at the burial site of Prof. Mills at the renovated Asomdwe Park.
This paper’s information is that in the morning of Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 9 a.m., the Coastal Development Authority (CODA) would hand over the rehabilitated park to the government, after the latter had directed the former to give the place a facelift.
The need for renovation was initiated by the Atta Mills Institute, led by the former Press Secretary to the late Mills, Koku Anyidoho.
According to Koku, there would be a ceremony to commemorate the demise of his boss, which was being organised by the Atta Mills Institute he founded in collaboration with the state.
He said key individuals and institutions had been invited to grace the occasion, including former President Mahama and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
However, the NDC General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia, has said the party would not take part in that event.
On the other hand, another institute, the John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Institute, is also billed to hold a commemorative event at the same Asomdwe Park on the same date, but after noon.
It is unclear if the Koku Anyidoho event, which is in collaboration with the state, would end on time for that of the institute, which comprises members of the NDC, to take place.
Meanwhile, the organisers of the second event are optimistic that they would hold their event at the stipulated date and time.