President John Evans Atta Mills

John Evans Atta Mills

Ghana is in a state of mourning as His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012.

President Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on Tuesday afternoon, according to a press statement signed by the Chief of Staff, Mr John Henry Martey Newmann released by the Ministry of Information.

The statement read: "It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we announce the sudden death of the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Evans Atta Mills."

The death occurred at the 37 Military Hospital this afternoon while receiving medical attention after being taken ill a few hours earlier.

The tax expert and law professor was born on July 21, 1944 at Tarkwa and is married to Naadu.

He attended Achimota School, University of Ghana, Legon, London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM), and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Ph.D)

He was chosen by President Jerry John Rawlings as his running mate in 1996 and the ticket won the election for him to become Vice President.

Source: Ghana News Agency

For an extended encyclopedia entry/overview on the life of His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills, please visit Wikipedia's entry on his life at

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On 11/02/2013 06:36:20 Adomako Kwasi (Accra - Ghana)  wrote:
Rest In Piece Mr. Preisdent
On 21/11/2012 04:41:28 harry (accra - Ghana)  wrote:
fare thee well
On 01/08/2012 03:18:22 Eunice Asantewaa Asante (Tema - Ghana)  wrote:
For christians, to live is Christ and to die is gain....I trust that our president has found a comfortable resting place. For us who wait upon the Lord, he will renew our strength....AMEN
On 31/07/2012 00:39:29 Darlington (Accra - Ghana)  wrote:
REST IN Perfect PEACE former President of our beloved country, Ghana H.E. John E.A. Mills. Thanks so much for the good and hard work you did for us ALL. Until we meet again, R.I.P.
On 30/07/2012 07:35:24 Kwamena (Kittoe - Ghana)  wrote:
On 30/07/2012 07:16:24 Kwamena (Kittoe - Ghana)  wrote:
On 29/07/2012 13:58:04 kofi larbi (Accra - Ghana)  wrote:
President John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills, you were an oak in academia as in all walks of life. your humility is one we will emulate. your dedication, patriotism and love for all humans was unrivalled. Go rest and abide in the bosom of The Maker you reassured our belief in. Damirifa Due Prof! Damirifa Due!
On 29/07/2012 13:33:45 Ann ( - United States)  wrote:
Rest in peace President Mills. You fought a good fight. You did your best to ensure peace and stability in Ghana. We appreciate your efforts.

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Fare Thee Well Mr. President (31/07/2012 08:18:06)
by Emmanuel Kenneth Cudjoe  Relationship --Other
I was with my dear old mother, When we heard the news of President Mills; The president was not a brother, neither my father, But the news gave us both chills. As the woman next to us queried us In order to verify the truth in this most unfortunate of news’, I noticed drops of tears in mother’s eyes. Of the president she had her own views, But no man’s passing pleases the soul Even the most evil of them all; Much less this noble man whose goal It was to make our Ghana stand tall; The eyes of all who, with us, heard Wept or stared in silent thought, The passing of this Ghanaian, born and bred, Who for eight years or so for this country fought; Who would’ve thought, even for a split second, When they woke from bed this early morn That our dearly beloved president will be beckoned By the heavens to a new day’s dawn We’ve heard and speculated for the past two years or so How he’s been unwell and sick But never did we think he’ll sooner rather than later go Never did we think [the bucket] he’d this soon kick But now President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills is no more; A noble man has bitten the dust, A man who loved peace as much as he hated war, His name now rests with other noble men of the past. As we listened to the radio, And as the journalists did their jobs frantically [I speak of JOY 99.7 FM Stereo] I ‘soaked’ in the tributes as they came methodically; In all the messages that came, Three or four words found repeated mention; Though a man of great fame, He was humble, calm and composed; eight years past pension Father of all he said he was, Friend of the rich as well as the poor; To say a bad word against him, you’ll have no cause A humble man through to the core. Our nation has lost a great son This land has lost in the good old professor A peaceful man of the pen and not of a gun, A man of democracy and not an oppressor; To his wife and family we can only say, The maker gives and He alone takes Take heart in the Lord’s mighty way For yours and for all our sakes‛ To the soul of our president, we proclaim Fare thee well dearest Sir, till someday we meet again. Damirifa due, due na amandze hu; Da yei, da y
NOW PRAISE WE GREAT AND FAMOUS MEN. (30/07/2012 02:30:54)
by Tracy Syreeta Palm  Relationship --Other
The good Lord has called you to greater glory. For me it is the best option because your work here on earth is done. Although to me you are a mentor, dad, friend and earthly source of inspiration, you meant so much to God and HE had to call you. My heart goes out to Dr. Mrs. Naadu Mills. Be strong because Prof. is with the Lord. My heart also goes out to the family,friends, THE NDC and the People of Ghana at large. I'd grow to serve this country just as my mentor has done. Wherever you are I'd make you proud. God be with you till we meet again at JESUS' FEET. YAA W) OJOGBANN.

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