- Published on Saturday, 11 August 2012 15:11
- Written by Cliff Lule
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President John Mahama has described late President John Atta Mills as a man who entered politics not to become someone but to do something.
In a glowing tribute to his memory at the burial service, President Mahama prayed that the death of President Mills would open a new chapter of tolerance among the people, particularly in the political discourse.
Still on tributes to the late President, three booklets were shared at the funeral to immortalize Prof Mills.
These were a book of tributes, a book of photographs titled "Journey" and an order of service which also contains some key tributes.
Meanwhile, the Cortege went through some principal streets of Accra. From the Black Star Square, it moved to the CEPS Headquarters, then to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum through to the National Theatre road.
The cortege then passed through the Africa Liberation roundabout and turned to the main road linking parliament to the Independence Arch before reaching the Asomdwee Park where the remains of the Professor Mills were interred.
A huge crowd thronged the Asomdwee Park to probably catch a final glimpse of the remains of Professor Mills albeit in a non transparent casket.
Many were expecting to watch the lowering of the casket but were prevented by the security personnel.
For the first time, the Independence Arch was opened for the cortege of President Mills to pass through to the Asomdwee Park for burial.
This was after the Cortege had passed through some principal streets of Accra.
The colourful ceremony attracted cheers from the crowd who waved their handkerchiefs and miniature flags to bid President Mills final farewell.