OMG! Ghana can confirm that President John Evans Atta Mills’ medical check-up trip to the United States of America will last for more than a week. Before his departure to the USA, President Mills debunked rumours of his death when he addressed the media. He also stated that he is going for a “routine check-up” and will be “away for a few days.”
In a formal notice to Parliament, President Mills said he will be away in the US until June 25, 2012. Details of the Presidential notice were read to MPs during Tuesday’s sitting of the House by the first Deputy Speaker, Hon Edward Doe Adzaho, who presided over proceedings.
The President’s letter reads:
“In accordance with Article 59 of the Constitution of Ghana, I write to inform you that I shall be away in the US from Saturday, 16 June to Monday 25 June, 2012 for a routine medical check-up.
“During my absence the Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E John Dramani Mahama, shall in accordance with Article 60 (8) of the Constitution act in my stead. Kindly accept, Right Honourable the assurances of my highest consideration.
Prof. John Evans Atta Mills,
President of the Republic of Ghana.”