Obama, World Leaders Condole With Ghana Over Mills’ Death

United States President Barrack Obama, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma are among the world leaders mourning the death of Ghanaian President, John Evans Atta Mills.

President Obama, speaking through a press statement issued yesterday on his behalf by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, said that late President Mills made a significant contribution to Ghana’s democracy and development, and forged a strong and positive partnership with the United States.

“As the third president of modern Ghana, he … promoted regional peace and reinforced Ghana’s reputation as a leader in Africa. President Mills was a champion for his nation and his loss will be felt around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Ghana during this difficult time” Obama’s statement reads.

Also, UN Chief Ban Ki-moon said he is saddened by the death of Mills and offered his heartfelt condolences to the late leader’s family and the Government and the people of the country.
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