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Profile of President-Elect Mills
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General News of Saturday, 3 January 2009

Source: GNA

Profile of President-Elect Mills

Accra, Jan. 3, GNA - The following is the profile of Professor John Evans Atta Mills, President-Elect of the Republic of Ghana as provided by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

Date of Birth: 21st July 1944

Place of Birth: Tarkwa, Western Region

Family: Married to Ernestina Naadu Mills (nee Botchway),an


Prof. Mills has a son.


* Achimota School: 'O' & 'A' Levels 1957-1963

* University of Ghana, Faculty of Law, Legon, LL.B 1963- 1966

* Ghana Law School: Professional Certificate in Law 1967

* London School of Economics: LL.M 1968

* University of London: Ph.D 1971

Work Experience

* University of Ghana, Faculty of Law: Associate Professor 1971-1996

* Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service 1988-1996

* Visiting Scholar, Liu Centre for the Study of Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, Canada 2002

Special Appointments

* Member of Commonwealth Administration of Tax Experts

* Member of United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts in International Cooperation in Tax Matters

* Member of the United Nations Law and Population Project

Political Career

* Vice President of the Republic 1997-2001

* NDC Presidential Candidate 2000 and 2004

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