Consultations are underway between the government and family of the late President John Evans Atta Mills on an acceptable date for the burial and funeral of the departed President.
Official sources have indicated that August 02, 09 and 16, 2012, are being considered as possible dates for the funeral.
Indications are that the August 09 date may be out of the question because it is considered too close, taking into consideration the elaborate preparations that will have to go into the organisation of the funeral.
Organising the funeral on August 09 and 16 appears to be more plausible but that is yet to be confirmed by the funeral committee members.
President John Dramani Mahama at a meeting with the leadership of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) at the Castle Thursday, said the government was still in consultation with the family of the late President, for a settlement on an acceptable date.
He was hopeful that the family and the government would settle on a date which would be acceptable to all the stakeholders.
Meanwhile relatives of the late President Mills have proposed that his remains be laid to rest at Ekumfi Otuam, his home town, in the Central Region.
They said they believed that once his roots were from Ekumfi Otuam all stakeholders in the funeral arrangements should consider strongly burying him at his home town.
Speaking in the Odomna Family House at Ekumfi Otuam, Mbreteehen Kojo Mensah, who acted as spokesperson for the family, indicated that some former presidents had been buried in their hometowns and it would not be out of place to consider burying Prof Mills at Ekumfi Otuam.
When graphic.com.gh visited the town Thursday, many residents were found to be in mourning.
Many said they were now internalising and beginning to accept the reality of the President's death.
The family members sat in the family house in a meeting and to receive condolences.
Mbreteehen Mensah indicated that though he was not born nor bred in Ekumfi Otuam, his mother came from there.
He said in the last few months prior to his demise, President Mills had shown special interest in the family at Ekumfi Otuam of which he (Prof Mills) was the Ebusuabaatan.
He said the Late President had in May, requested for land to build a new family house for the family.
Mbretehen Mensah said President Atta-Mills' death was a great blow to the family and the whole Ekumfi state as he was
working towards resolving the water problem in the area.
He said the President recently provided eight polytanks to supply water to the community while pipelines were being laid for the same purpose.
Also he said the bad nature of the roads in the area were receiving serious attention.
Supi Kwame Dadzie of the Odomna Family said, the late President was interested in ensuring that the children in the area had quality education.