The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council on Wednesday organized a vigil night in remembrance of the late President John Mills.
Citi News’ Upper West Regional correspondent, Agana Bawa reported that “many residents in Bolgatanga stayed glued to the television sets throughout the day to watch the live broadcast of the three-day funeral ceremony of the late President; a situation which affected the usual brisk business atmosphere in the municipality.”
According to him, the vigil night took place from 7pm to 11pm on Wednesday “and it was attended by some District Chief Executives, political figures of the various political parties and the residents in the area.”
Meanwhile, some members of the National Democratic Congress in the Brong Ahafo Region have expressed disappointment of the inability of the Regional Coordinating Council and the party executives to organize a regional funeral for the late President Mills on Wednesday.
According to Citi News’ Brong Ahafo Regional Correspondent, Kwadwo Brefo, the residents were highly disappointed because the ceremony was scheduled to place in Sunyani on Wednesday.”
He said “the supporters of the NDC as well as some residents of the region have decided to personally mourn the late President Mills.”
He also reported that the people who were tasked to organize the regional funeral celebration have travelled to Accra to partake in national mourning and the funeral celebrations for the late President.
“Despite the assurance for the party’s youth organizer that the regional funeral ceremony will take place on Thursday, there are no indications that it will actually take place because no ground preparations have been done,” Kwadwo Brefo added.