President Mills’ final funeral rites and burial is to take place from Wednesday August 8 to Friday August 10.
Here is a breakdown of the rites, on Tuesday, August 7; there would be a nation-wide broadcast by President Mahama to herald the three days set aside for mourning the late President Mills.
The late President’s corpse would arrive at the Banquet Hall of the State House at 3:30pm on Wednesday August 8, and laid in state, at 4pm.
Viewing of the body begins until 12 midnight, and there would be a vigil at the forecourt of the State House at 6pm.
On Thursday, August 9, viewing of the corpse would begin from 7am until to 12 noon and continue from 2pm to 12 midnight.
Another vigil would be held for the evening with prayers by different religious bodies at 6pm.
Delegations arriving on the morning of Friday, August 10 would have the opportunity to view the corpse from 7am-8am, followed by the burial service at the Independence Square at 9am.
A book of condolences would be opened at the conference centre for Heads of State and Governments to sign before and after the burial.