President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed that he was glad that the Asomdwee Park has been raised to a status befitting the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
On Sunday morning (July 24, 2022), a wreath-laying function for the late President Atta Mills was held at the Asomdwee Park in Accra, where his remaining parts were covered quite a while back.
In participation at the remembrance were President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The public authority authorized the restored Asomdwee Park to celebrate the tenth year of the death of late President Atta-Mills.
Addressing the gathering the President said: “Sometime after becoming President, I became aware of the sad state of Asomdwee Park and in 2020, I received a request from the late President’s energetic Communications Director, Koku Anyidoho, who runs the institute named after the President [Atta-Mills Institute], for the assistance of government to rehabilitate the place [Asomdwee Park].”
He said it was not right that the recreation area had been permitted to “weaken extensively” over the course of the years since his [Atta-Mills] entombment in 2012.
“But I am happy that it was under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, allegedly “his fiercest critic” that the Asomdwee Park is being elevated to a status befitting the final resting place of a President of the Republic of Ghana.
“I did so with that objective solely in mind, and not to exploit or take advantage of any so-called divisions in the political party [NDC] to which he belonged. Those alleged divisions are not of my making, and do not in any way inure to my benefit,” President Akufo-Addo said.