John Evans Atta Mills achieved highest economic growth in the world – Afriyie Ankrah

Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has celebrated the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills saying, he achieved a lot during his short term as President of Ghana.

Mr Afriyie Ankrah noted that it was under Professor Mills that Ghana archived the highest economic growth in the world, 14 per cent.

He described this as unprecedented.

Speaking in an interview with TV3 on the sidelines of the launch of the John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Heritage at the Cedi Conference Centre at the University of Ghana on February 1 2022, under the theme: “The man John Evans Atta Mills – 10 years on.,” he said Prof Mills made a great impact on the country.

“Even though he served for a very short time he made a great impact on the country . It is instructive to know that it was during his time that the country achieved the highest-ever economic growth which is 14 per cent, unprecedented in the history of this country, highest economic growth in the world.”

For his part, Board Chairman of the John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Heritage, Alex Segbefia said that the initiative had been planned for a very long time.

The former Minister of Health told TV3’s Martin Asiedu Darteh that “as you know this has been in the planning for a while and today culminates in the launch of the Heritage in memory of our late Professor Mills .

“I don’t want to take away from the ambiance, the music and the shear ecstasy that is in this hall so, I am not going to say very much shortly in the speeches that are going to be made ad to be followed . I will aske everybody to follow on TV3.

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The lauch forms part of the 10 years anniversary for the late Professor Mills.

Former President Mahama is expected to launch the non-profit, independent, non-partisan organisation anchored in Professor Mills’ passion and commitment to inclusivity, transparency, accountability and his relentless quest for peace and a better society.

A statement issued earlier by the Governing Board of the JEAM Memorial Heritage and signed Mr Alex Segbefia, said ““There will be thematic presentations by Professor Akua Kuenyehia, former President of the International Criminal Court, the Hague, Professor Francis Dodoo, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana and four-time Olympian and Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye, a former Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies,” the statement added.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana