The Ghana Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Paul King Aryene in conjunction with his working staff, colleague Ambassadors in Berlin, Ghanaian community, Christian churches, Muslim Brothers and Sisters led by Chief Imam (Halid Hussein) as well as other German and African Nationals, over the weekend, Saturday 25 August, gathered at the Ghana Embassy premises (backyard compound) to observe the Memorial and Thanksgiving service for the late President of Ghana, H.E. Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
As tradition demands, several Ghanaians living in various German cities have conducted similar observance in their own simplified and impressive ways to express their love and honor to the late President.
The officiating pastor who preached the sermon was Pastor Kinsley Nimo of International Christian Church-Berlin. His word of God centered on salvation and Life after death, while pastor Owusu led to pray for the bereaved family, the Government and the good people of Ghana.
Mr. George De Souza read the late President‘s Biography while Mrs. Comfort Owusu Boampong read a tribute on the behalf of Ghana Women Association in Berlin respectively.
Ambassador H.E. Paul King Aryene in his speech described Prof. Mills as a “humble, incorruptible, honest, selfless human living whose respect for human beings irrespective of rank, color, and creed speaks volumes”.
“These are qualities rarely exhibited by many of us. Even as a politician, he never lost these qualities. His only interest in politics was to strive to improve the life of Ghanaians. He never saw political office as a means to amass wealth. Above all, he was a very genuine peace-loving person who never believed in violence as a means of settling disputes,” he said.
He urged Ghanaians to keep Prof Mills’ legacy alive to emulate the life he led.