Akosua Asaa Manu, former deputy CEO of National Youth Authority (NYA) has disclaimed that celebrating the memory of the late President Evans Atta Mills is not an event only for the National Democratic Congress, where he belonged.
According to her, it is necessary to celebrate his memory stating that refurbishing the ‘Asomdwee Park’ adds to the color of the celebration.
The Member of the NPP Communication team was speaking in honor of the 9th anniversary of the late former President of the Republic.
Asked by the host of Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Monday, July 26, 2021 edition of the show, Akosua Manu dislodged the argument saying, “Well, I don’t think that. We’ve had a few Heads of States pass away. Actually, it just dawned on me the image of the Asomdwe Park after the late President Mills was buried I think a year on or so. We saw images of how unkempt the area was. Now it’s looking very decent and tidy and it warrants a celebration like this. It is meet and right to honor his memory.”
Akosua Manu stressed that it was important for President Mahama to be involved in the celebration stating “Of course it’s also a good thing for President Mahama to show leadership and appreciation at a time especially because he was a beneficiary of the late President’s demise.”
She expressed well wishes to the family of the deceased stressing “But to the family of President Mills, my condolences to them. May he continue to rest in perfect peace. I think it was a point of pain to them and there was a lot of bitterness that was expressed when he passed away. Am not sure it has blown over or died down in any way.”
Ms. Manu explained that people read meanings into deaths even though there may be no strings attached. “The finality of death is something that for anybody even when it’s the most natural of occurrences, as a society we always want to ascribe certain reasons to people dying. But I’m happy they celebrated it.”
By:Ernest Tetteh Kabu