Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mourners besiege entertainment spots
August 1, 2012 (Page 64) A NUMBER of residents of Accra observed one week of the death of President John Evans Atta Mills at entertainment spots. Many youngmen and women thronged drinking spots to have shots of alcoholic beverages and dance to solemn music. Large numbers of mourners clad in black and red clothes were on the streets of Accra. Some of them sat in groups and looked sorrowful, while others danced endlessly to dirges from loud speakers. An elderly man spotted at a drinking pub at Adabraka, a suburb of Accra, was very drunk and out of control. Others wept uncontrollably. A number of mourners wore National Democratic Congress (NDC) branded T-shirts, while some households hung on their frontages huge NDC flags bearing Prof. Mills’s photograph. Some of the drinking bar operators the Daily Graphic spoke to said they had recorded huge sales since the day President passed on. According to them, they were hopeful of recording higher sales on the day the late President would be buried. There was huge traffic from the State House right through some principal streets of Accra.