Aug 09, 2012 at 9:01am
9th August, 2012
The Accra Mail joins a host of Ghanaian papers to mourn the late Professor Mills commending him as one who did his best for God and country in his short tenure.
The Paper particularly mentions his campaign for peace and says the legacy naming monuments after him is to ensure free, fair and violence-free elections in December and beyond.
The Accra Mail says as the first Ghanaian President to die in office and in an election year, he has left us with precedence and lessons to learn from.
The Paper acknowledges that no human being is perfect.
As Ghanaians and people from all over the world praise him, they must also learn not to repeat his failings.
This notwithstanding, the Accra Mail bids him farewell praying for a safe passage for President Mills for the good Christian that he was.
The Daily Graphic hopes that the unity rekindled in the country by the death of President Mills will become a cherished value in society.
This is because people will be prepared to pay any price a strong foundation for progress.
It commends Ghanaians for conducting themselves so well yesterday at the various events of the first day of mourning President Mills.
The paper also encourages all who participate in the public events lined up by the state to do so in a manner that reflects the uniqueness of the former first gentleman, who never missed the opportunity to remind Ghanaians that they are his brothers and sisters.
The Times entreats Ghanaians to demonstrate friendship and hospitality to foreign visitors who will come to mourn the late President Mills.
Adding that the public should conform to the security arrangements put in place by the Funeral Planning Committee.
This will avoid unnecessary confrontations with the officers assigned to maintain law and order.
It hopes the security detail will exhibit the highest degree of discipline in their assigned duties.