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- Post 08 August 2012
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The Ministry of Interior is calling on the public to eschew from acts that will undermine the peace and stability of the nation. According to the ministry since various international dignitaries will attend the funeral and burial rites of late President Mills the public must not engage in any act that will denigrate the country’s image.
In statement issued and signed by the Minister for the Interior, William Kwasi Aboah said any individual or group of people whose activities will breach the peace of the nation will face the full rigours of the law.
The statement also appealed to the public to cooperate with the police and other security personnel during the funeral.
Below is the full statement.
“In the wake of the climax of the mourning period for the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills, former President of the Republic of Ghana culminating in his internment in Accra on Friday, 10th August, 2012, most Ghanaians resident at home and abroad, as well as non-Ghanaians may want to attend the burial ceremony from 8th to 10th August, 2012.
Thus Accra will receive many visitors during the period to pay their last respect to our late president. Much as we appreciate the great show of love and reverence to the late President J.E.A Mills, we wish to appeal to all Ghanaians to assist to maintain Ghana’s enviable reputation as a beacon of peace, stability, democracy and civility in Africa.
We wish to advise all who will be part of the burial ceremony to comport themselves.
However those who will disturb the peace of the occasion through their criminal and other untoward activities which will denigrate Ghana’s image will be made to face the full rigours of the law.
All Ghanaians should be assured that there will be several police and other security personnel on duty throughout the period to assist anyone in difficulty in finding directions and to ensure their safety and protection.
It is our hope that we can count on the support and co-operation of all those who will be part of the occasion”.