SI mourns President Atta Mills 1944 - 2012

The Socialist International was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of President John Atta Mills of Ghana on 24 July 2012. President Atta Mills was a true democrat, with an unyielding commitment to the values of the Socialist International and his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Under his presidency, Ghana has developed into a country with more freedom, prosperity and opportunity. His legacy will be the continuing economic and social development of Ghana, a shining example of democracy for Africa and the world.

The thoughts and solidarity of our entire global movement are today with President Atta Mills's friends and family, colleagues, our comrades in the NDC and all the citizens of Ghana as they mourn the loss of an inspirational leader, dedicated to improving the lives of all Ghanaians. We wish them courage and strength as a nation recovers from his tragic and untimely death.