Inculcate ideals, values of late Atta Mills in youth – Segbefia

Alex Segbefia, the Board Chairman of the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Heritage (JEAMMH), has advised the youth to inculcate the ideals and values of the late president into the upcoming youth to enable them to sacrifice, have a vision and be patriotic as cornerstone for succession.

He described the late Prof.Mills as a beacon of hope for the people he encountered, particularly the youth he dealt with and related with during his leadership roles as a statesman.

“For now, letus take time to celebrate and mourn him, and once we have done that, we will learn further what it is we have for the youth but we do not want it to be seen as a partisan issue,” Mr Segbefia said.

The JEAMMH was birthed in July and incorporated on October 14, 2021, after its incorporation, it was launched on February 2022.

Addressing the media on Monday in Accra to announce a series of events to mark the year-long 10th anniversary of the late president, he explained that to celebrate the national icon, regional lectures had been scheduled throughout the country under the theme: ’10 years on The Man John Evans Atta Mills’.

However, the local organising committee for each cluster of regions were free to choose sub-theme for its lecture which would be consistent with the national theme and would fall within the broad national framework.

He noted that the 16 regions had been clustered into five groups for purposes of regional commemorative lectures namely the Northern Cluster, Central and Western Cluster, South-East Cluster, Middle Belt Cluster and Ashanti and Eastern Cluster.

According to him, while the Northern cluster comprises the five regions in Northern Ghana namely, Northern, Savannah, Upper West, Upper East, and North-East regions, the Central and Western comprises the Western and Central regions with the South-East Cluster comprising the Volta and Oti Regions.

Mr Segbefia noted that the Middle Belt Cluster, which had the Bono, Bono East, Ahafo and Western North region lecture would be held in November at Sunyani and the Ashanti clusters being Ashanti and Eastern would end the 10th-anniversary activities and would be held in Kumasi in December.

Mr Segbefia said the highlight of the tenth-anniversary commemorative lecture would be delivered in Accra on Tuesday, July 26 2022 at 1500 hours adding that, “that lecture will also double as the Greater Accra Regional Commemorative Lecture.”

“Five thematic speakers will deliver the lecture on topics including Taxation, Gender and Inclusion, Youth in Leadership, Networking and Social Capital in the 21st Century, Public Service and Human and Social Development.

“It is however important to mention that at the Tamale Lecture, ‘The Great Launch’, which is the title of proceeding of the launch of John Evan Atta Mills Memorial Heritage which has been published into a book will be launched and put up for sale to the public and will commemorate July 24, 2022, the exact day on which former President Mills died. -GNA

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