Final journey of President Mills begins

The final journey of the late President John Evans Atta Mills began on Wednesday morning with his mortal remains being moved from the 37 Military Hospital.

At exactly 0650 hours the body was brought from the mortuary in a casket draped in the national colours of red, gold and green.

The casket was carried by pallbearers of the Ghana Air Force dressed in ceremonial attire.

It was placed in a limousine hearse decorated with flowers to the sound of the last post sounded by military buglers.

At 0700 hours the funeral cortege left the Hospital and drove towards the Airport Road as hundreds of people, many dressed in mourning attire, watched.

Traffic was blocked as the funeral cortege passed but was opened immediately afterwards.

The body will be taken to the State House where it will lie in State.

President Mills, 68, died on 24 July at the 37 Military Hospital. He will be buried on Friday. GNA

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