President John Mahama on Monday inaugurated an ultra-modern library in memory of late President John Evans Atta Mills.
The Atta Mills Memorial Library was inaugurated as part activities to commemorate of the death of the former President four years ago.
“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,” said President Mahama about the late President.
President Mahama also said his predecessor 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.
President Mahama said the library was a fitting tribute to Mills’ memory and provided the youth with a chance to improve themselves.
“It is befitting that as we try to recall the essence of his life of service to Ghana and the world, we are opening this library so that many others can access the portal of learning and with that, cross over the quagmire of poverty and illiteracy to prosperity and enlightenment,” President Mahama said.
As part of activities to mark the death of the late President, several high profile dignitaries over the weekend laid wreaths on his at the Asomdwee Park in Accra.