I hope you know today’s date if you don't I will help you remember, today’s 21st July. So as today is 21st July, we all have to remember the man who was regarded as the most peaceful man ever to have ascended the seat of government - the Presidency - Professor John Evans Atta Mills. He was a very peaceful man who had Ghana at heart and wanted everybody to prosper.
He had tried to win elections to become president in the year 2000, but that didn't materialize; he tried again in 2004 and lost again to the then President, John Agyekum Kuffour. He tried his luck again against the NPP's Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo in the 2008 elections. Here, God smiled on Professor John Evans Atta Mills, and he won that election to become the President of Ghana.
He was called Fiifi, after the day he was born, and was also nicknamed 'Asomdwe Hen', meaning the ‘king of peace because of his calm demeanor towards everybody, irrespective of your political affiliation.
Sadly, Professor John Evans Atta Mills died before the end of his tenure in 2012 after allegedly battling a chronic illness.
After his death, little has been heard of his wife, former First Lady Naadu Mills. As we celebrate the good old Professor on his birthday, many people are asking where Naadu Mills is. It is a big question that we all need to answer.
But from all indications, little has been seen of her since her husband died; only a few people know where she is whilst the majority of Ghanaians do not have any idea where she may be; what she is doing; what’s happening to her. Again, people are wondering “is Madam Naadu Mills in a very healthy status at all”; is she stable after the trauma of losing her husband, who was the first sitting president of Ghana to die in office?
As you remember Professor John Evans Atta Mills, won't it be proper for us to answer the question of where Madam Naadu Mills could be?
I am worried because, just like the husband, Madam Naadu Mills was a very sober person with a very calm personality and down to earth. She was able to mingle with everybody irrespective of the social class she belonged to. So it is important that as a nation, we rally to find out how the woman is doing after the demise of her husband and also, for nothing at all, do something to support her if it becomes necessary.
Today, I want us to remember Professor John Evans Atta Mills by tweeting, writing on Facebook and Instagram to celebrate the woman who was by his side all throughout his journey, Madam Naadu Mills. She was a woman of substance and it's important that we make her feel loved and cherished on this day as the country remembers her husband, about nine years after his demise.
I hope after reading this, we would all write something about Madam Naadu Mills on social media. After all, won’t it be proper for us to celebrate Madam Naadu Mills; wouldn’t it be loving enough to have her read that she is being talked about everywhere in a positive light because of her demeanor and her situation?
Let us put Prof. Mills’ soul to rest by celebrating the woman he loved. So what do you remember about Madam Naadu Mills and how do you want Ghana to celebrate her for her contribution to the development of the country?
I am only hoping that all of us will take few minutes to write on social media to celebrate Madam Nadu Mills as we celebrate the birthday of her husband.
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