A cultural troupe performing at the State House
Cultural groups yesterday besieged the State House in Accra to pay their last respects to President John Evans Atta Mills.
Among them was a group of women from Ketu South in the Volta Region, which displayed and sang “Ewe” dirges, dedicated to the late President.
Some members of the crowd who could not resist the attraction joined in the dance.
The group, in a traditional dress, and red cloth tied around their chests, with clay (“ehe”) all over their body, they carried “Kevi”, (a basket woven from straw) on their heads to signify mourning to show the love they have for the late President.
Speaking to Ghanaian Times, Madam Justine Dogbatse, leader of the group, said they were saddened by the President’s death and had come all the way from the Volta Region to mourn him.
From Ho Kafui Gati reports that as part of activities to mourn ex-President Mills, the security services in Ho took to the streets to pay their last respect to him on Wednesday.
The civilians also could not restrain themselves and joined in the route march to show their love to the late President.
The security services, made up of the Police, Army, Prisons, Fire Service, CEPS and Immigration, were all around with their regional commanders.
They finally converged at the Police Training Depot, where the various regional commanders paid glowing tributes to the late President.
The Police Band was in attendance to provide some solemn music to the admiration of the public.