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Cadman Mills opens up on Prez Mills’ death and says govt treated him ‘shabbily’

A brother of the late President John Evans Atta Mills has opened up on some of the circumstances surrounding the death of the President in July 2012.

In a radio interview on Starr FM Wednesday evening, Dr Cadman Mills said his brother was not treated well by his handlers at the presidency in his last days.

Again, he said government has treated the former President, ”shabbily” after his death.

Speaking to Bola Ray on his Wednesday evening Starr Chat programme, Dr Mills said almost five years after his brother’s demise, government was yet to disclose to the family what the late president was entitled to as an Article 71 office holder.

“As far as the government is concerned and I make no difference from the NDC or NPP, they have treated president Mills shabbily,” Dr. Mills said.

“Up till this day nobody has called me to say your brother died in office and according to this report your brother is entitled to this or that.”

The former Economic Advisor to the late President, however, added that a couple of people have been quite generous to the family after his brother’s demise due to their relationship with him.

He said he was aware government was taking care of Mrs Naadu Mills, as a former First Lady and that she was getting something, she has security in her house and other things but the family was not formally aware of anything of that sort.

Besides, he said even though the family has not formally been informed, he also heard they [gov’t] rented an apartment for Samuel Atta Mills [Kofi Sam], the late President’s only son but as of now, the family has not been informed whether or not Professor Mills was entitled to something.

The late President Mills died in office in July 2012, few months to the completion of his first term in office.

Lonely man

Throwing light on the late President Mills’ life during the radio interview, Dr Cadman Mills painted a gloomy picture of his brother’s stay at the Osu Castle revealing that, he was almost left lonely.

He expressed regret that he did not spend a lot of time with the former president.

Dr. Mills said he could have been a “better brother” and that “entrusting [late Mills’] physical and emotional well-being to others” and his younger brother was an unpardonable mistake he committed.

He said anytime he returned from his trips he would come back and meet the former president “lonely.”

“I would come back and I would realize that he was a very lonely man…extremely lonely man…Oh! My God I would go to his quarters in the castle which were not really basically fit for human being to live in. I mean my God and he will be sitting in this chair very quietly,” he said.

He said there were times he would have to call people that he knew were the late president’s friends and “tell them that please come and visit him.”

 

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