President of Ghana
|President of the|
Republic of Ghana
Presidential Seal of Ghana
|Term length||Four years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Kwame Nkrumah|
1 July 1960
15 May 1992
|Deputy||Vice President of Ghana|
|Salary||144,000 Cedi annually|
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.
Eligibility[change | change source]
According to Chapter 8, Article 62 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, a person shall not be qualified for election as the President of Ghana unless:
- (a) he/she is a citizen of Ghana by birth
- (b) he/she has attained the age of forty years; and
- (c) he/she is a person who is otherwise qualified to be elected a Member of Parliament, except that the disqualifications set out in paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) of clause (2) of article 94 of this Constitution shall not be removed, in respect of any such person, by a presidential pardon or by the lapse of time as provided for in clause (5) of that article.
List of Presidents of the Fourth Republic (1993–present)[change | change source]
(at time of appointment)
|Took office||Left office|
|7 January 1993||7 January 2001||1992
|National Democratic Congress|
|7 January 2001||7 January 2009||2000
|New Patriotic Party|
|3||John Atta Mills
|7 January 2009||24 July 2012
(died in office)
|2008||National Democratic Congress|
|24 July 2012||7 January 2017||2012||National Democratic Congress|
|7 January 2017||Incumbent||2016||New Patriotic Party|
References[change | change source]
- "Ghana Election: President admits defeat in poll". BBC. BBC News. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- The President – Chapter 008 – The Constitution of the Republic of Ghana 1992 – The Executive Archived 28 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine. judicial.gov.gh. Judiciary of Ghana.