The international community has continued to send condolences to the people and the Republic of Ghana following the death of President John Evans Atta Mills.
"I'd like to send condolences to the people of Ghana. It is very sad that the president has passed away," acting executive secretary of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), Logan Wort, said.
He was addressing media during a meeting of ATAF in Pretoria on Wednesday. The meeting is expected to finalise a draft treaty on mutual assistance in tax matters.
Wort described Mills as a servant of African people.
"He has served Ghana well and has built the economy and he's leaving behind a country that is growing tremendously. We salute a servant of the African people," said Wort.
Mills had led the internal revenue service of Ghana in the past.
Mills's unexpected death came five months before he was due to stand for re-election in December. The 68-year-old president complained of pains on Monday evening and was rushed to hospital on Tuesday. He passed away yesterday.
As the news of this death spread, his deputy, Vice President John Dramani Mahama, was sworn in as Head of State to ensure a smooth political transition that is in line with Ghana's constitution.
President Jacob Zuma is among the Heads of State who have paid tribute Mills and offered words of comfort to the Ghanaians in this difficult time.
"South Africa and Ghana enjoy strong relations at both the bilateral and multilateral levels, and under President Mills's leadership, we saw genuine efforts aimed at deepening the historical relations between our two nations," said Zuma.