This is following Mahama’s request to be made a Fante indigene when he visited the region during the mourning period of President Mills
President John Dramani Mahama will be made a bona fide indigene of Fanteman in the Central Region, to replace the late President John Evans Atta Mills who passed away in 2012. This comes following Mahama’s request to be made a Fante indigene when he visited the region during the mourning period of late President Mills.
It was announced by the Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Attah II during Mahama’s ‘Accounting to the People’ tour in Cape Coast. He indicated that Mahama would have to go through a brief traditional rite to seal his adoption.
Osabarima who reminded the President of his request back in 2012, said this request has been accepted. The traditional ruler also laid down the procedure for the traditional rites. Attah II have also said that Mahama would be given an indigenous name to reflect his new home in the Central region.
The Omanhene is very convinced that the President fits the status and has what it takes to become a son of the soil. The traditional ruler praised Mahama for his numerous achievements in the Central Region, including Komenda sugar factory, Kotokraba market, and the just concluded 16,000-seater Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The Omanhene said the president by his leadership, has demonstrated that he deserves the adoption.
Late President Mills
Late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was born on July 21st, 1944, at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and hails from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East Constituency of the Central Region. He was sworn in as the Third President of the Republic of Ghana in January 7th, 2009. Three years into his tenure, he passed away after a brief illness in July 24, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital.