Former President John Mahama has launched the John Evans Atta Mills (JEAM) Memorial Heritage, with a call on Ghanaians to be peaceful and development-oriented.
Mr. Mahama, a former Vice President to President John Evans Atta Mills, stated in his speech that the Heritage seeks to inspire humanity for a better society, which he stressed was a virtue President Atta Mills lived and died for.
“Professor Joh Evans Atta Mills was a good man! It therefore gladdens the hearts of the many millions of people who loved him, that this decision was taken to launch the Atta Mills Heritage here on the campus of the University of Ghana,” Mahama said while delivering a speech to officially launch the Heritage for his former boss.
The event which was held at the Cedi Conference Centre at the University of Ghana was attended by dignitaries from various political parties, academics, chiefs and former appointees of the Mills government as well as some Ghanaians who admire his legacies.
The launch will be chaired by Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Paramount Chief of the Essikado Traditional Area in the Western Region
Senior Economist and elder statesman, Mr. Kwame Pianim, delivered the main speech at the launch. The theme for the Launch was, ‘The man John Evans Atta Mills – 10 years on.’
The Memorial Heritage is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan organisation anchored in Professor Mills’ passion and commitment to inclusivity, transparency, accountability and his relentless quest for peace and a better society.
The Chairman of the Governing Board of the JEAM Memorial Heritage is former Health Minister, Alex Segbefia.
Unveiling the logo of the Heritage, former President John Mahama recounted how Prof. Mills mentored him in his political career, saying he was “a man who sacrificed his very life for humanity, for academia, for his country and Jesus Christ, proper and befitting.”
“I believe the launch of the Atta Mills Heritage, which is anchored on his values and principles, and is aimed at inspiring humanity – including the youth of Africa for a better society – will further emphasise his legacy,” Mahama said.