The Vice Presidents of Ghana from 1979 to date

The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana is the second-highest executive official in Ghana.

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.

NAMEYEAR IN OFFICELEFT OFFICEPARTY
Joseph W.S. deGraft-Johnson 24 September 1979 31 December 1981People’s National Party (PNP)
Kow Nkensen Arkaah 7 January 1993 7 January 1997National Democratic Congress
John Evans Atta-Mills7 January 1997 7 January 2001National Democratic Congress
Alhaji Aliu Mahama7 January 2001 7 January 2009New Patriotic Party
John Dramani Mahama7 January 2009 24 July 2012National Democratic Congress
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur 6 August 2012 7 January 2017National Democratic Congress
Mahamudu Bawumia 7 January 2017To- DateNew Patriotic Party