Sad Moments for Ghana as Former Vice President Dies
Submitted by edmund laryea on Mon, 19/11/2012 - 10:38am
Earlier this year, Ghanaians received the shocking news of the death of its President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
As elections draw closer, the country has once again received the sad news about the death of its former Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, on 16 November, 2012.
The death of these two statesmen is indeed a great loss to the nation as they served the country whole heartedly and stood for peace to be maintained in the country, and for indiscipline amongst the youth.
Tributes from dignitaries, ministers of state former and present, and citizens clearly indicated the kind of person the former VP was. Alhaji Aliu Mahama was a philanthropist who thrived to help develop the northern region he came from in Ghana, which is one of the poorest in the country.
The question I kept asking myself was how the death of our statesmen was going to affect the upcoming elections, but it’s obvious that we are going to have the most peaceful elections we have ever experienced.
The incumbent President described the ormer Vice President in his tribute as an honourable man determined to stop indiscipline amongst the youth.
Alhaji Aliu Mahama was been buried on 18 November 2012.