President Mahama inaugurates library in memory of Atta Mills

Atta Mills Memorial Library - Photo: Dzifa Gunu

President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated an ultra-modern library in memory of late President John Evans Atta Mills.

The facility, named the Atta Mills memorial Library, is located in Cape Coast in the Central Region, where Mills hailed from.

The inauguration of the library forms part activities to commemorate of the death of Atta Mills four years ago.

According to president Mahama, Mills was recognized for his commitment to peace and tranquility, qualities he himself has imbibed and demonstrate in the face of adversity.

“As president he was Asomdwehene and father for all. A peace-loving man, he prioritized peace above all else because as he always rightly stated without peace, there can be no progress. He was our rock of Gibraltar, always calm even in the most adverse circumstances. He never responded when insults were cast at him. I believe I partly take from him, my stoicism in tolerating even the unkindest cuts from my opponents and detractors. Since 1992 Ghana has established itself as a beacon of democracy,” he said.

President Mahama noted that Atta Mills put himself above petty political quarrels and worked for all Ghanaians despite pressure from even his own party to take a tougher stance on the opposition.

Atta Mills Memorial Library – Photo: Dzifa Gunu

By: Edwin Kwakofi/