A section of Arlington Cemetery
PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has directed that a presidential cemetery should be established at an identified portion of the Flagstaff House in Accra for the burial of the President John E.A. Mills and other presidents of the country who pass away.
When established, President Mils will, become the first leader of the country to be buried at the cemetery, which would be likened to the renowned Arlington Cemetery in the United States of America.
Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrisu, disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times on Saturday the sidelines of the visit of President Mahama to Nkanfoa at Cape Coast in the Central Region, , where he met with the bereaved extended family of the departed, President.
Mr. Iddrisu said a portion of the Flagstaff House had already been identified, but added that in the future, burials of the country’s Presidents at the presidential cemetery would depend on agreement by the bereaved family.
He admitted though that once a person became President of the nation, he belonged to the state.
President Mills, who passed away suddenly at the 37 Military Hospitals, last Tuesday, is to be buried on August 10.
Funeral activities however, are to begin from Wednesday, Wednesday August 8.