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A Deputy Coordinator for the National Youth Employment Program (NYEP), Ibrahim Muntala has praised Ghanaians for observing the one week celebration of the late President Mills devoid of political differences.
The one week celebration of the late president saw people from all over the country who converged at the Efua Sutherland Park in Accra to mourn the demise of the late president Mills.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s current affairs program Alhaji and Alhaji, Ibrahim Muntala noted that “for the first time in our history, we came together as one to mourn our departed president despite our political, religious and ethnic differences”.
He also praised members of the opposition who have poured out their tributes for the late president, pin pointing Mr. Osafo Marfo for being genuine in expressing his heartfelt condolence for the late President Mills.
However, Ibrahim Muntala expressed disappointment in some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who have made comments he described as worrying to the present political atmosphere in the country.
He added that “the call by pro-NPP newspapers to know how much is being spent in the late president Mills’ funeral before his burial shows that the party was not genuine in its condolences to Ghanaians”.
“Am not saying that Ghanaians should not ask what their money is used for. We have to be concerned about the feelings of Mills’ family when we ask questions about how much is being spent on his funeral when he is yet to be buried”. He said.
He indicated that the late president took initiatives which were devoid of discrimination, adding that “Mills was a cool-headed person who wanted to move this country forward in spite of critics from the opposition and his party”.
Source: Radio Gold Online Team || Joyce Vidza