15th July 2024

Koku Anyidoho, the Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute, has taken a swipe at the National Democratic Congress for neglecting the Asomdwe Park, where the late President John Evans Atta Mills was buried

According to Mr Anyidoho, the legacy of the late President has not been well-preserved by the state.

He lamented that the Asomdwe Park, which was not properly constructed, was abandoned by the late professor’s own party, the National Democratic Congress, when they were in power.

He, however, said the current government, led by President Nana Akufo-Addo, is constructing the Asomdwe Park, which he believes will be inaugurated next year to mark the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Prof Mills.

He made this observation yesterday during a media interview.

“The legacy of Atta Mills hasn’t been well-preserved. That is why some of us in the Atta Mills Institute are championing the preservation of the legacy,” he said.

“It is not the job of one person; that is why, in humility, I approached the government of the day for the construction of the Asomdwe Park because, at the end of the day, the whole monument will belong to the Republic of Ghana; it will not be my personal property. I’m just a disciple of the late president and I believe he needs a befitting burial place,” he said.

Master plan

Mr Anyidoho explained that when Prof Mills died, they had about three weeks to bury, so the Asomdwe Park was done in a hurry for his burial.

After the burial, he said, “there was a master plan, a comprehensive plan to construct the Asomdwe Park so that during the first anniversary of his death, we will unveil it for Ghanaians. But, unfortunately, it never happened under his own NDC government.”

“But Ghana is not for one person, so if it didn’t happen under NDC and it’s happening under NPP, all to the glory of God. And, so, we will get the Asomdwe Park and next year, God willing, the President, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, will commission it and let Ghanaians see that what some of us have been pursuing is worthwhile and not because we dislike someone…it is befitting that Atta Mills is remembered in a way that brings glory to him and the state,” he said.

 

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