Accra, Dec. 3, GNA - Professor John Evans Atta Mills, presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was the vice president of Ghana under the second NDC government from 1997-2000. He contested the presidential election in 2000 but lost to President John Agyekum Kufuor in the second round of the vote. The tax expert and law professor was born on July 21, 1944 and is married to Naadu. Educational background: 1957-63 - Achimota School ("O" and "A" Level Certificates)
1963-66 - University of Ghana, Legon. Bachelor of Law)
1966-67 - University of Ghana, Legon. (Professional Certificate in Law)
1967-68 - London School of Economics and Political Science (LL M)
1968-71 - School of Oriental African Studies, University of London (Ph.D)
1970-71 - Stanford Law School, California (Fulbright Scholar) Employment Experience 1971-80 - Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.
1980-91 - Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon
1992 - Promoted Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana;
1978-79 - Visiting Professor, Temple Law School, Philadelphia
1986-87 - -do-
1985-86 - Visiting Lecturer, Leiden University, Holland
1986-1993 - Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service of Ghana
1993-1996 - Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service of Ghana. Contribution to University Administration He was Hall Tutor, Legon Hall, University of Ghana, Hall Librarian, Member of Legon Hall Council, Member of Board of Social Studies and School of Administration, Member of Admissions Board, Staff Housing Loans Scheme and Chairman University Superannuation Scheme. Professor Mills has more than one dozen publications. They include:
(1) Taxation of Periodical or Deferred Payments arising from the Sale of Fixed Capital (1974) University of Ghana Law Journal pp 170-178
(2) Exemption of Dividends from Income taxation: A critical Appraisal (1977) Review of Ghana Law Volume IX No. 1 pp 38-47
(3) Report of the Tax Review Commission, Ghana, parts 1,2&3, Accra, October 1977;
(4) Casebook on Ghana Income Tax
(5) Ghana's Income Tax Laws and the Investor. An inter-faculty lecture published by the University of Ghana.
(6) Criminal Law Treatment of Sexual Activity Generally
(7) The role of the state in the evolution of the family in Anglophone countries of Africa: An overview.
(8) A survey of taxes on the individual in Ghana
(9) Ghana's wealth tax: Some issues and problems
(10) Ghana's new Investment Code, An appraisal (An inter-faculty lecture delivered in 1986.)