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John Evans Atta-Mills
Government of Ghana
John Evans Atta-Mills


President of Ghana from 2009 until a 'sudden and untimely death' on July 24, 2012.

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Created: 13th Jun 2008
Modified: 24th Jul 2012
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Professional Areas:
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Professor John Evans Atta Mills

Description of Work:

-Member of the Ghana Stock Exchange Council -Board of Trustees, Mines Trust -Management Committee Member of, Commonwealth Administration of Tax Experts, United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts in International Cooperation in Tax Matters, and United Nations Law and Population Project -Worked on a Study on Equipment Leasing in Ghana -Casebook preparation on Ghana's Income Tax Review of Ghana's Double Tax Agreement with the U.K Appointments: - In 1988, John Evans Atta Mills became the acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service of Ghana and named Commissioner in September 1996. - In 1997, Prof. Mills was sworn-in as the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana on January 7th - In 2002, Prof. Mills was a visiting scholar at the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, Canada. - In December 2002, John Evans Atta Mills was elected by his party to be its flagbearer and led them into the 2004 elections. - John Evans Atta Mills was reelected in December 2006 by the NDC with an overwhelming majority of 81.4%, beating three other contestants (Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu, and Eddie Annan) to once again have the mandate to lead his party into the 2008 general elections.

Biographical Information
John Evans Atta-Mills
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jul/21/1944
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Ghana

See: Ghana Mourns 'Untimely' Death of President Atta Mills

Mills was born on July 21st, 1944, at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and hails from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East Constituency of the Central region. He is married to Ernestina Naadu Mills and has a 19 year old son, Sam Kofi Atta Mills.

Atta Mills completed Achimota Secondary School with an Advance Level Certificate in 1963.

He received a bachelor's degree and a professional certificate from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1967.

Mills then went on to earn a PhD in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and after which he was selected as a Fulbright scholar at Stanford Law School in the United States of America.

At age 27, he was awarded his PhD in the area of taxation and economic development.

Mills lecturered at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon where he spent close to twenty five years teaching as he rose in position from lecturer to senior lecturer to associate professor. During his profersorship, Mills spent time researching and presenting his research papers at symposiums and conferences while teaching as a visiting professor at various institutions. and

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President of Ghana from 2009 until a 'sudden and untimely death' on July 24, 2012.

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Author: ankuvie.christoph
Tue Jul 24 23:00:36 2012

I joined the rests of the people of Ghana(our country) to mourn the death of our President John Attah Mills. Such is life. One thing we must remember is that the death of a person is a warning to the living. This is not the moment for us to fight one another for political gain, but rather to unite. May he rest in everlasting peace.

Christoph K. Ankuvie Author (A Journey to the United States), US Navy.

Author: easside_kamara
Tue Jul 24 18:14:05 2012

On behave of the Kamara and Forndia Families from Liberia we say sorrow for the incident which is not the will of man rather the way of God the creator.

Author: louis
Tue Jul 24 18:26:23 2012

After steering Ghana to a double digit growth last year in a tough period globally President John Atta Mills who was being treated for throat cancer dies. May his soul rest in peace as he has left a great Legacy, a true African Great! Even though the Global Cancer burden is great and rising, there are ways onhow we can keep it at bay:

Author: Afropolitan
Wed Jul 25 12:14:10 2012

Ghanaians, Condolences on losing your President and a good son of Africa. Love him or hate him, President John Atta Mills has followed in the tradition of Ghana's illustrious politicians in cementing democracy and democratic practices in Ghana.

In return, Ghana has honoured his memory and its peoples and nation by ensuring an immediate transfer of power as stipulated by the Constitution. I hail you all for this. Long live Ghana!

(I need not even mention the fumbles of a very large and well-endowed but significantly under-achieving country not too far away when in a similar situation ...)

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