The Chairman and members of the Council of State received with deep shock and sorrow, news of the sudden passing of H.E. President John Evans Atta-Mills on Tuesday 24th July, 2012. The Council, like the rest of the nation, is totally devastated by this unexpected development, especially at this critical time in our nation's history when the inspiring leadership of the President is most needed.
Indeed the outpouring of grief anc solidarity messages that have come both from within and outside the country exemplifies the loss the people of Ghana have sustained.
Professor John Evans Ata-Mills was a true democrat and statesman who selflessly devoted his life to serving the people of Ghana. In consonance with his unflinching devotion to the democratic ideals he treated the Council of State with signal respect, by regularly listening to its advice and conceding to its wise counsel on numerous occasions.
He epitomised humility in leadership and missed no opportunity to stress the importance of peace and unity.
In these difficult and trying times, our condolences and thoughts go out to the former first lady H.E. Dr. Naadu Mills, the entire family, well wishers and the people of Ghana.
May the Good Lord grant him eternal rest.
JEMIMA NANCY ASARE (MRS)
DIRECTOR PUBJC AFFAIRS