Odumna Ebusua of late President Atta-Mills gets gov’t approval for 12th anniversary commemorative rites at Asomdwe Park

The Government of the Republic of Ghana has acceded to a request made by the Odumna Ebusua of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills to have access to the Asomdwe Park in order to remember their departed son/clansman according to customs and tradition.

In a letter dated 21st June, 2024, the Chieftaincy Minister, Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, responded to an earlier letter dated, May 28, 2024, in which the Kyidomhemaa of the Odumna Ebusua, Ekumfi Traditional Area, Nana Enfiua III, made the request.

The letter reads in part: “ … The Chief of Staff has granted approval to the Odumna Ebusua of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills to use the Asomdwe Park for the day of Wednesday, July 24, 2024, to perform the traditional and customary rites as requested of the 12th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of the late President. May the departed soul of your beloved son continue to rest peacefully in the Lord’s bosom”.

According to information gathered, the Family of the late President is having a series of events which will officially begin on Sunday, July 21, 2024, at the Asomdwe Park to mark what would have been the 80th birthday of the late President.

It would be recalled that the late President celebrated his 68th birthday on Saturday, July 21, 2012, before meeting his still inexplicable mysterious death on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

In the evening of Tuesday, July 23, 2024, there would be a cultural gathering at Asomdwe Park before the main event starts at dawn on Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

According to the Family, the very final event will take place on August 10, 2024 – which would mark 12 years of the date of burial of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills. He was buried on August 10, 2012.

The Family continues to remain grateful to the Government of Ghana for helping keep the legacy of their late illustrious son and clansman alive.

The General Public is to take note and allowed to join the family gather and celebrate the late President in a very cordial and convivial atmosphere.

Nana Enifua III, Kyidomhemaa of the Odomna Ebusua, Ekumfi Traditional Area and Ebusuapanyin Kobina Biney, Head of the Odomna Family, are the ones leading their People to converge and celebrate the memory of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills who per all available records, hailed from Ekumfi Otuam – his maternal lineage.

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