A Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has found it difficult to explain how the Asomdwee Park was not completed before his party left office.
The Park is where the mortal remains of former President and NDC leader John Evans Atta Mills were laid.
It is to serve as the graveyard – of some sort – for late Ghana ex-presidents.
It was set up in 2012, when the late professor died in office.
Five years after late Professor Mills’ burial, Mr Anyidoho, who served as his spokesperson at the presidency, said an appeal will be made to the government to see “if they can help so we can complete it”.
Speaking to Onua FM’s Nhyiraba Opoku Aggrey at the 5th year commemoration, Mr Anyidoho said: “As we move along, we’re going to see what we can do under the auspices of Atta Mills Foundation, the Atta Mills Institute and well-wishers and of course we will appeal to government as well if they can help so we can complete it. The master plan was for it to be like the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.”
The Park is originally to have a mausoleum, a library and a mini-zoo.
None of these facilities have been completed. The white geese seen five years ago are nowhere to be found.
“Even the Coat of Arms is wearing off,” Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, a US-based Ghanaian said on Monday.
Onua FM’s Nhyiraba Opoku Aggrey reported that there is no inscription to indicate that the place is a tomb of a former president.
The buildings earmarked for the library, cafeteria, and restrooms have been left at the mercy of the weather, she said.