04.12.2008 Elections

Profiles of the NDC presidential and vice presidential candidates

Profiles of the NDC presidential and vice presidential candidates
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The following are the profiles of Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), as provided by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

Date of Birth: 21st July 1944
Place of Birth: Tarkwa, Western Region
Family: Married to Ernestina Naadu Mills (nee Botchway),

an Educationist.
Prof. Mills has a son.

* Achimota School: 'O' & 'A' Levels 1957-1963
* University of Ghana, Faculty of Law, Legon, LL.B 1963-

* Ghana Law School: Professional Certificate in Law 1967

* London School of Economics: LL.M 1968
* University of London: Ph.D 1971

Work Experience
* University of Ghana, Faculty of Law: Associate
Professor 1971-1996
* Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service 1988-1996

* Visiting Scholar, Liu Centre for the Study of Global

Affairs, University of British Columbia, Canada 2002

Special Appointments
* Member of Commonwealth Administration of Tax Experts

* Member of United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts in

International Cooperation in Tax Matters
* Member of the United Nations Law and Population Project

Political Career
* Vice President of the Republic 1997-2001
* NDC Presidential Candidate 2000 and 2004

Profile of Mr John Dramani Mahama, vice presidential candidate

Date of Birth: 29th November, 1958
Place of Birth: Bole Bamboi, Northern Region
Family: He is married to Mrs Lordina Mahama. He has four children

* Achimota Primary School, Achimota
* Ghana Secondary School, Tamale
* Bachelor's Degree in History, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

* Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

* Postgraduate Studies in Social Psychology at the Institute of Social Sciences in Moscow, Russia

Work Experience
* Sponsorship and Grants Manager, Plan International,

Ghana Country Office
* Deputy Minister of Communications
* Minister of Communications
* Member of European and Pan African Parliaments' Ad-hoc

* Director of Communications for the NDC
* Member of Parliament for Bole Bamboi Constituency

* Member of the Pan African Parliament
* Chairman of the West African Caucus in the Pan African

Currently Minority Parliamentary Spokesman for Foreign Affairs

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