The Vice-President, together with the President of Ghana, is directly elected by the people through popular vote to serve a four-year term of office.
The Vice-President is the first person in the presidential line of succession, and would ascend to the presidency upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President.
Due to military reign and instability in democracy, the office of the vice president was first inaugurated in the year 1979 and the first vice president of the land was Joseph W.S. de Graft-Johnson. In addition to de Graft-Johnson, we’ve had six different vice presidents till date.
Below is a list of all the people who have occupied the office of the Vice President from 1979 to date.
|NAME||YEAR IN OFFICE||LEFT OFFICE||PARTY|
|Joseph W.S. deGraft-Johnson||24 September 1979||31 December 1981||People’s National Party (PNP)|
|Kow Nkensen Arkaah||7 January 1993||7 January 1997||National Democratic Congress|
|John Evans Atta-Mills||7 January 1997||7 January 2001||National Democratic Congress|
|Alhaji Aliu Mahama||7 January 2001||7 January 2009||New Patriotic Party
|John Dramani Mahama||7 January 2009||24 July 2012||National Democratic Congress|
|Kwesi Amissah-Arthur||6 August 2012||7 January 2017||National Democratic Congress|
|Mahamudu Bawumia||7 January 2017||To- Date||New Patriotic Party|