Today in history: The late Atta Mills is born at Tarkwa in Western Region

Today in history: The late Atta Mills is born at Tarkwa in Western Region

- Former President, John Evans Atta Mills, would have turned 76 this July 21 if he were still alive

- The professor was born on July 21, 1944, at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and died on July 24, 2012, 3 days after his birthday that year

- The former Ghanaian president will always remain in history as the ruler who prioritised peace above all else and was known as 'father for all'

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Former President of Ghana, the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills, was born on July 21, 1944, which means he would have celebrated his 76th birthday this July 21.

Atta Mills, also known as 'father for all', was the only president in the history of Ghana who died of a disease as a sitting president of the republic.

He was a renowned politician and legal scholar who served as [resident of Ghana from 2009 to 2012 having been inaugurated on January 7, 2009.

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Today in history: The late Atta-Mills gets born at Tarkwa in Western Region

Source: Ghanaianmuseum, Britannica.com
Source: UGC

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Professor John Evans Atta Mills was born at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and hailed from Ekumfi Otuam in the Mfantsiman East constituency of the Central Region.

Ghanaianmuseum reports that at age 27, he was awarded his PhD after successfully defending his doctoral thesis in the area of taxation and economic development.

The only president-professor of Ghana was known throughout his political career as a man of high integrity, humility, liberal-mindedness, and above all, a king of peace (Asomdweehene)

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In another interesting political report, Twitter has been flooded with reactions after Member of Parliament (MP) for the Awutu Senya East constituency, Mavis Hawa Koomson, admitted to firing gunshots at a voter registration centre in the area.

Reports indicate there was a confrontation at a registration centre in the constituency on Monday, July 20, 2020, which led to gunshots being fired and motorbikes being burnt.

Hawa admitted she fired shots during the incident that led to Electoral Commission (EC) officials fleeing from the scene to protect herself.

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