Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Ghanaian President Died Of Throat Cancer
Throat cancer claimed the life of 68- year - old Ghanaian President John Mills government officials disclosed.
Mills died on Tuesday, a few hours after announcing to Parliament that he was leaving for Nigeria.
The British Broadcasting Corporation reports that 68-year-old Mills, who had been suffering from throat cancer, died in the capital, Accra a few hours after being taken ill.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the President of the Republic of Ghana" a government statement said
Addressing the nation via state-run GTV and TV3 Chief of Staff John Newman said Mills died at the
37th Military Hospital in Accra. Newman gave no details about the cause of Mills’ death.
Information Minister Baffour also declined to elaborate."yes I can confirm his death but I can't say more" he told The Associated Press.
It is reported that Mill’s voice had been degenerating in the last few months.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as President before an emergency session of parliament, pledging to maintain stability as he serves out the remainder of Mills' term.