Madam Lucy Afram, an 85-year old woman, has visited the graveside of late President John Evans Atta Mills at the “Asomdwee Park” (Peace Park) to pay her last respect.
Madam Afram, who came to the Park with the daughter told the Ghana News Agency that she was not able to view the mortal remains of the late President at the State House so she decided to catch a glimpse of the tomb today.
“I like the man because he is a peace loving individual,” she said.
She has taken a photograph of the late President's tomb which she promised to keep to remember him always.
Hundreds of Ghanaians including children also turned up at the Park to look at the grave of the their departed leader.
The Park was opened to the public on Sunday between the hours of 0800 and 1700 hours and would be closed temporary on Tuesday August 14th to allow some works to be carried out.
As at 1100 hours when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) got to the Park, Ghanaians and some foreigners were seen taking photographs of themselves close to the tomb.
The public are not allowed to get closer to the tomb so visitors stand at a distance to catch a glimpse.
Photographers took the opportunity to do business at the Park as they sell a photograph copy of the tomb or GH¢2.00.
In an interview with the GNA, Mr Emmanuel Anku, a photographer, said business was good, citing so many photographers at the Park.
He, however, expressed the hope that before the day ends he would make enough money.
Linda Antwi, an eight-year old, said she forced her mother to the Park because she wanted to see the place the late President was buried.
When asked what she would remember of the late President, Linda said the late President normally used the words “My brothers and sisters”.
President Mills died on July 24, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, three days after his 68th birthday.
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