Accra ready for Mills’ funeral

The city of Accra is ready for the final funeral ceremony of the late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills who passed on at the 37 Military Hospital a fortnight ago.

A quick round the city by on Monday has observed the zeal and seriousness the city authorities in conjunction with its stakeholders were preparing the place to welcome millions of people within and outside the country that would troop to the funeral grounds to pay their last respect to the late great Ghanaian leader.
The final funeral rites of the late president takes off on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 through to Friday, August 10, 2012 where the mortal remains of the ex-Ghanaian leader would be put to rest at the Marine Drive in Osu, close to the seat of government.
At the State House, various divisions of artisans and designers were busily seen fixing worn out electrical gadgets, paintings and other general works.
While at the Independence Square, some workers believed to be from the Ghana Armed Forces were seen busily setting up the stage and tents to host visitors for the funeral ceremony.
Potholes at the various car parks were also being patched up by personnel from the National Youth Employment Scheme.
Personnel of waste management giants, Zoomlion and their sister company, Zoil Services were equally busy doing some paintings, clearing the weeds along the Marine and Castle drive and tidying up the beach behind the Independence Square for the event.
Hundreds of dustbins have been placed at some vantage points in the city by Zoomlion with their men spotted working assiduously to desilt choked gutters to allow free flow of liquid waste.
Again, some other workers of Zoomlion were sighted fumigating places suspected to be breeding avenues for flying insects, which carry along with them various infectious diseases.

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