Abuja-Nigeria — ECOWAS has learnt with shock and sadness the passing away of President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday at the age of 68. His death has robbed the region of a voice of wisdom which enriched the discussions of the affairs of the Community. It also comes at a critical time in the democratic consolidation process of Ghana where presidential elections are due at the end of the year.
The Community wishes to condole the Government and people of Ghana over this irreplaceable loss and urges them to rise up to the challenge of his death by rallying themselves to defend those cherished values that the late president represented and which he sought to inculcate in his compatriots such as his love of peace. We pray the Almighty God to give the country and family the fortitude to bear this loss.