John Evans Atta Mills dies at 68 of throat cancer


InformAfrica – Ghana’s 3rd President, John Evans Atta Mills, who was recently treated in the U.S. for an illness; has reportedly died of throat cancer at the age of 68, InformAfrica have gathered.

John Evans Atta Mills dies at 68 of throat cancer

John Evans Atta Mills dies at 68 of throat cancer. May his soul rest in peace.

Though cause of his death is still somehow sketchy at the moment, Reuters reported that Ghana’s President John Atta Mills died unexpectedly, a presidential statement said, and an aide said his death occurred on Tuesday after he took ill on Monday night.

The death of the president of the world’s No. 2 cocoa grower comes months before Mills was due to stand for re-election at the helm of the West African country that posted double-digit growth in 2011 and has been praised for its strong democracy in a turbulent region.

“It is with a heavy heart…that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the Republic of Ghana,” a statement sent to Reuters by the president’s office said.

It said that Mills, 68, died a few hours after being taken ill but no further details were given.

A presidential aide, who asked not to be named, said the president had complained of pains on Monday evening and died early on Tuesday afternoon when his condition worsened.

Mills, who oversaw the start of oil production in Ghana, returned from medical checks in the United States several weeks ago.

May his soul rest in peace, and for the family to have the courage to bear the loss. May the people of Ghana find peace and unity in the aftermath of this untimely death.

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2 Responses to John Evans Atta Mills dies at 68 of throat cancer

  1. priscillah aywa July 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Tis with great shock that we received the news about president Mill’s death..My condolences to the Ghanians,his friends and relatives..may his soul rest in eternal life..

  2. Godfried Asamoah July 25, 2012 at 8:39 am

    The Ultimate Leader, Jesus Christ, said, ” ..The Good Leader lays down his life for his followers”(paraphrased). The death of Prof. Mills is an explicit fulfillment of this Biblical leadership philosophy.May his soul rest in the bosom of the Creator-GOd.


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