Term of Mills’ was short but his economic achievements are unmatched-Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama opined that the legacy of late President John Evans-Atta Mills is unmatched in Ghana’s economic history.
Speaking at a ceremony organised by the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Saturday, July 24, 2021, to commemorate the 9th anniversary of his death, he said the level of socio-economic development chalked under his tenure cannot be overstated.
“Prof. [Mills] was a team leader. It was under his guidance that the NDC administration chalked most of its notable achievements, including the longest period of single-digit inflation for more than 2 years. The highest economic growth record was not only in Ghana but the world over at 14% for the year 2010. Accelerated infrastructural development [was also ensured] placing Ghana at the World Bank’s ease of doing business survey for West Africa, and making Ghana the number one preferred destination in West Africa for investors.”
“Yet being the humble achiever that he was, and in line with the traditions of the NDC, Prof. [Mills] derived no satisfaction to beat his chest and boast about his economic statistics when he knew that his work was there to speak for him,” he added.
Atta Mills died at the 37 Military hospitals on July 24 some nine years ago.