Press Releases of Saturday, 28 July 2012
During this week of mourning at the tragic demise of the President of Ghana, Prof. John
Evans Atta Mills, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) at both the regional
and national levels expresses profound condolences to the Family of the late President and
to the Government and people of Ghana.
A practicing peacebuilding organization with more than 500 member organizations across
West Africa, WANEP at all times has been inspired and motivated by the peacebuilding
efforts of President Mills. He never hesitated both at private and public encounters in his
exhortations to promote peaceful co-existence of the people of Ghana and the peace of the
West Africa sub-region. His demeanour, humility and integrity espoused the values and
principles of peace.
WANEP recalls the meeting of H.E. President Mills on 2
December 2011 with the Secretary
General of the United Nations H.E. Ban Ki-Moon during which he made a pledge and invited
the international community to witness his commitment to ensure that the December 2012
general elections in Ghana will be peaceful.
Beyond speaking everyday about the importance of living in peace and unity, President Mills
lived and practiced the virtues of peace. Appropriately he earned the name the
Asomdwehene (The King of Peace). He was seen as a leader who strived to consolidate the
democratic credentials of Ghana. At this time of great loss and in expressing our sympathies,
WANEP appeals that the greatest honour that the people of Ghana can bequeath in the
celebration of the legacy of President Mills is to live everyday with respect and tolerance for
another. Above all, every Ghanaian should contribute and make an effort to ensure that the
December general elections are peaceful.
Executive Director, WANEP