Aug 09, 2012 at 9:28am
More Delegations Arrive For Funeral Of Late Professor Atta Mills
More Delegations are arriving for the funeral of Late Professor Atta Mills.
Five more dignitaries arrived last night to take part in the burial of President Mills.
They include the Angolan Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Nobarb Dos Santos, the Secretary General of the Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas and a Canadian MP, Deepak Obhrai.
Dr Chambas recalled days at the University of Ghana where the late Mills was his lecturer.
He said the late President was a very close friend apart from being his lecturer.
He also made mention of their working relations which dates back to the 90s when the late President was Vice to former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Deepak Obhrai conveyed his country's condolence to the people of Ghana and the families of the late President.
Meanwhile, individuals and Organisations continue to sign the book of condolence in memory of late President Mills.
The latest to do so is the staff of Export Development and Agriculture Investment Fund.
The Chief Executive, Dr Nasiru Issahaku, said the late President did so much to raise the status of the organisation.
As a result, the Fund has been able to offer loans to farmers in many parts of the country to plant cash crops.
Dr Nasiru described late President Mills as a man of many parts whose exemplary character is worth emulating.
In a related development, the National Funeral Planning Committee has expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for turning out in their numbers to show their last respect to late President John Evans Atta Mills since he was laid in state.
Speaking to Radio Ghana at the forecourt of the State House, the Spokesperson for the committee, Nana Ato Dadzie said all arrangements are going according to schedule.
Nana Ato Dadzie said a sub-committee has been tasked to take care of the foreign dignitaries who have confirmed to attend the funeral.