The President of the Republic of Ghana is the elected head of state and head of government of Ghana, as well as Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.
The current President of Ghana is Nana Akufo-Addo, who won the 2016 presidential election against the incumbent, John Dramani Mahama, by a margin of 9.45%. Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on 7 January 2017
The official residence of the President of Ghana is the Flag Staff house. It was previously the Osu Castle and was moved to Flag Staff house after it’s construction.
Each President can serve for only two terms with each term been four years. So in all each president can only serve for a maximum of eight years.
Below is the list of the Presidents Ghana has had since 1960, when Ghana became a Republic.
|NAME||TOOK OFFICE||LEFT OFFICE||POLITICAL PARTY|
|Kwame Nkrumah||1st July, 1960||24th February, 1966||Convention People's Party|
|Joseph Ankrah||24th February, 1966||2nd April, 1969||National Liberation Council|
|Akwasi Afrifa||2nd April, 1969||7th August, 1970||National Liberation Council|
|Nii Amaa Ollenu||7th August, 1970||31st August, 1970||Independent|
|Edward Akuffo Addo||31st August, 1970||13th January, 1972||Independent|
|Ignatius Kutu Acheampong||13th January, 1972||5th July, 1978||Supreme Military Council|
|Fred Akuffo||5th July, 1978||4th June, 1979||Supreme Military Council|
|Jerry John Rawlings||4th June, 1979||24th September, 1979||Armed Forces Revolutionary Council|
|Hilla Limann||24th September, 1979||31st December, 1981||People's National Party|
|Jerry John Rawlings||31st December, 1981||7th January, 1993||Provisional National Defence Council|
|Jerry John Rawlings||7th January, 1993`||7th January, 2001||National Democratic Party|
|John Agyekum Kuffour||7th January, 2001||7th January, 2009||New Patriotic Party|
|John Evans Atta Mills||7th January, 2009||24th July, 2012||National Democratic Congress|
|John Dramani Mahama||24th July, 2012||7th January, 2017||National Democratic Congress|
|Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo||7th January, 2017||to Date||New Patriotic Party|