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Ghana Month : Check out the list of Ghana's Presidents since independence

Ghana was colonized by the British in 1874 and later gained independence in 1957. Ghana then became a Republic in the year 1960 when she had her first President.

Let's now take a look at Ghana's various Presidents since her independence.

1. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana. He was born on 21st September, 1909 at Nkroful in the Western Region. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah took over as the President of Ghana on 1st July, 1960 and was taken out of office on 24th February, 1966. His political party was the Convention People's Party (CPP).


2. Dr. K. A. Busia

Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia was born on 11th July 1913 in the then Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. He became the Prime Minister of Ghana on 1st October, 1969 and was taken out of office on 13th February, 1972. Dr. K. A. Busia was the leader of the Progress Party (PP).


3. Dr. Hilla Limann

Dr. Hilla Limann was sworn in as the President of Ghana on 26th September 1979. He was born on 24th October, 1979 at Gwollu in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He was removed from office on 31st December, 1981. The People's National Party (PNP) was his political party.


4. Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings

Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings was the first President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He was born on 22nd June, 1947 at Accra. He was the president of Ghana for two consecutive terms (1993 to 1997) and (1997 to 2001). He is the founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

5. John Agyekum Kufour

John Agyekum Kufour was the second president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He was born on 8th December, 1938 at Kumasi. He was also the president of Ghana for two consecutive terms (2001 to 2005) and (2005 to 2009). His political party was the New Patriotic Party.

6. John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills

John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was the third president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He was born on 21st July, 1994 at Tarkwa. He was sworn in as President on 7th January, 2009. He was the first president to die whilst in office. His political party was the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

7. John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama was the fourth president in the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He was born on 29th November, 1958 at Damango. He became the President of Ghana for one term (2012-2016). His political party was the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

8. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo

Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo is the fifth president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.He is the current president of Ghana. He was born on 29th March, 1944 at Swalaba (Nima) in Accra. He was sworn in as president of Ghana on 7th January 2017. His political party is the New Patriotic Party (NPP).


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