President John Dramani Mahama was sworn into office by Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood on Tuesday. He will take over the remaining term of office of the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital in the country’s capital, Accra, where was there receiving medical attention after reportedly complaining he was in pain on Monday evening.
No details were given on the cause of death, though local media report he went into cardiac arrest. There are rumours that he had long been suffering from throat cancer. He also travelled to the United States in June for a medical checkup.
Mills was married to Ernestina Naadu Mills, and had a son, Sam Kofi Atta Mills.