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Champion Republic Service – John Evans Atta Mills

Champion Republic Service - John Evans Atta Mills

Prof. Evans Atta Mills (1944-2012) was a Ghanaian academic, lawyer, and politician who served as the third President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. He was born on July 21, 1944, in Tarkwa, a mining town in the western region of Ghana, and was raised in nearby town of Ekumfi Otuam.

Mills was an accomplished scholar, earning multiple degrees in law and taxation, including a PhD from the London School of Economics. He taught at various universities in Ghana and abroad, including the University of Ghana, where he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law.

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Mills was also actively involved in Ghanaian politics, serving as a government official under various administrations. He served as the Vice President of Ghana under President Jerry Rawlings from 1997 to 2001, and later served as the opposition leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from 2002 to 2006.

In 2008, Mills was elected as the President of Ghana in a closely contested election, defeating Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) by a narrow margin. His presidency was marked by a commitment to transparency and accountability, as well as efforts to promote economic development and tackle corruption.

During his presidency, Mills launched a number of initiatives to improve education, healthcare, and infrastructure in Ghana. He also strengthened ties with other African countries and the international community, advocating for greater cooperation and collaboration to address global challenges such as poverty, climate change, and terrorism.

Sadly, Mills’ presidency was cut short when he passed away on July 24, 2012, just three years into his term. He was mourned by Ghanaians and people around the world for his dedication to public service and his commitment to improving the lives of his fellow citizens.

Prof. Evans Atta Mills was a respected scholar, lawyer, and politician who devoted his life to public service and the betterment of Ghana. His presidency was marked by a commitment to transparency and accountability, economic development, and cooperation with other countries to address global challenges. Despite his untimely death, his legacy continues to inspire and motivate people in Ghana and beyond.

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