What a Man! Even at death the late president John Evans Atta Mills burial and funeral still promoted business boom in the country with unprecedented sales be recorded in clothes and design industry, minerals and alcoholic drinks sector and transport sector.
Cities, towns and villages are decorated with red and black attires and decorations in front of public and private offices, shops and industries and farm gardens.
Tributes to the late President Mills pouring in from within and outside the country testify the modest lifestyle he lived and his desire to change social, spiritual and mental set ups of Ghanaians to improved on the well-being of the people. He had shown that there are still loyal and patriots within the rotten society, weak moral and corrupt society.
As i watched his corpse filed pass in a national hearse this morning from a national hospital to his private and humbled home, the entire country could not still believe that the great man is gone.
The late President Mills lived a striking modest life. While other people would have taken opportunity to build masons, own luxurious cars, and live a lavish life as the one controller of state resources and security, the late president decided to shy away all these pleasures that were at his disposal, he strived to ensure an ordinary Ghanaian had a transformed social, economic, political and spiritual life.
The only president who came down to his kneels and measured himself to the level of ordinary person on the street. His entire life had been a record-setting, remember how he walked through slums in Accra to meet an oldlady who has wished to meet with him before she pass on, he gave that old woman her lifetime wish.
The first president of the Republic of Ghana who has been pronounced dead so many times before his real death, the only president who walked with ordinary person while campaigning, the only president who never took his presidential travelling juicy per diem, the only president who shared his monthly salary with the poor and underprivileged, the only president who used abusive language, the only president who preached peace, unity, love and development, the only president who death shocks the foundation of the entire world, the only president who stood for what he believed in, many, many, things he did that are gone unnoticed. Indeed, a great man is gone. He did not also allowed foreign influence during his tenure as president to decide a life pattern for his people.
He rebuked the calls for legalization of gay rights even when Britain’s Cameroun threatened to withhold aid to the nation. President Mills believe aid was not the solution to good economy and lifestyle and would not accept that under any circumstances.
That is a rare leader, You indeed a lived an enviable life, REST in PEACE. I presumed the late president’s life was guided by the principles of the Holy Bible particularly the Book of James chapter 2 and 3. While he lived believing in Jesus Christ, his faith, works and deeds were in fellowship and the same.
No pressure, yes no amount of pressure could force him to heed to anything unprincipled to him. That’s a rare leader. The most enviable quality of the late President Mills is how he tamed his tongue as stated in the Holy Bible chapter 3, in the book of James.
You died as HERO, and IN SERVICE to your beloved country GHANA. It is not surprising Ghanaians mourned greatly and thronged to the State house to bid Prof. Mills farewell. He did followed and keep the word of God not only closed to his personality but spread it through to infect those around him and the country at large.
Keep my commandment if you love me so the Bible said and he did kept the word and spread it. Fondly will be remembered for his stance for peace and brotherliness. Ghanaians will missed your BROTHERS and SISTERS. You life is now going to serve as a measuring tool to any person vying for the position of the presidency-Unbreakable legacy, My President REST in PEACE.