President Michael Sata has sent a message of condolences to the Ghanaian people over the death of President John Evans Atta Mills.
In a letter to His Excellency, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the new President of the Republic of Ghana, President Sata expressed shock at the death of President Mills.
“It is with sadness that I have learnt of the death of His Excellency, President John Evans Atta Mills whose untimely demise is a great loss not only for the people of Ghana, but for the African continent as a whole,” President Sata stated.
“On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, I express our deepest condolences to you, the bereaved Family, the Government and the people of the Republic of Ghana.”
The Head of State stated that the late Ghanaian President would be deeply missed.
“President Mills will be remembered as an advocate of democracy and good governance in Ghana, West Africa and the African continent at large; a leader who championed political maturity and economic growth in his country which has seen increased investment opportunities in Ghana. Our brother will be sorely missed by all who knew him for the ideals that he firmly stood for, having dedicated his life to selfless service of the Ghanaian people
up to the time of his death,” the President stated.
“During the period of your national mourning, we commiserate with you and join you in spirit, prayerful reflection, and beseech the Almighty to grant the bereaved family and the entire Ghanaian nation his abundant mercy, solace and fortitude to bear the burden of this great loss. May the soul of President Mills rest in eternal peace,” said Sata.