Paying tribute to the late President in Accra on Tuesday, Mr Paes described the President Mills as "Smart, intelligent and a man with so much experience and a good listener, who has a passion to develop his country".
Mr Paes said he had a personal encounter with the late President Mills and some executives of the National Democratic Party, shortly before he assumed office as President.
The Dutch investor said President Mills showed so much resilient and worked so hard until he became ill and died a few minutes later, and noted that “he had two wonderful sides, that of a father and a President”.
Mr Paes said the late President Mills was honest and worthy of emulation, and appealed to Ghanaians to remain united and focused to move the country forward.
He appealed to Ghanaians to ceaselessly pray for the Government and all politicians and ensure peace in Election 2012.