We wish to add our voices to all who share our pain and grief in saying that, Ghana and Africa has lost a great presence indeed.
Prof. Mill was a man who tried to do as much for sports as possible; part of the things we will forever remember him for is his contribution in putting the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) back on course with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), after their initial fall out.
If not for anything at all, the lives of a few more people will be made richer in the world of sports because of this development.
We therefore appeal to all Ghanaians to unite and join us, as we aim to keep the dreams of a real hero alive.
We will really miss you Prof. May your soul find rest with the Father Almighty.
In a related Development, the Swimming Association on behalf of the swimming community in Ghana have expressed their deepest condolence to the first Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, the family, Government, Sports fraternity and the good people of Ghana.
A statement from the Association reads:
The Ghana Swimming Association is deeply saddened by the sudden death of our beloved head of state of the Republic of Ghana, Prof. John Evans Atta-Mills.
For and on behalf of the entire swimming community in Ghana, we wish to express our deepest condolence to the first Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, the family, Government, Sports fraternity and the good people of Ghana.
President Mills was an ardent sportsman. Among the various sporting activities he was engaged in was swimming. Indeed the Association had a lot of co-operation from the National Sports Authority and the Ministry of Youth & Sports during his time.
May his soul find peace and comfort in the heavens above.
We also take this opportunity to welcome the new President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, and pledge our utmost support to the John Mahama led Government.