Ghana is a subregion of West Africa, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean. Today, a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, it was ruled by Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of the United Kingdom, who took up the Governor General post, serving the same from 1957 until 1960. Thereafter, Ghana was ruled under Sir Charles Arden Clarke and the Earl of Listowel both of whom took up the post of the Governor General consecutively until 1960. In 1960, the constitution of the Republic of Ghana was first established. However, it was marred by alternating military occupancy until the establishment of the current and fourth Republic since 1993. Under the current constitution of Ghana, the President of Ghana serves as both the head of the state and government. He takes up the position for a four-year term which expires at the next general election. Since 1993, four political leaders have taken up the post of the President of Ghana starting from Jerry Rawlings, John Kufuor, John Atta Mills and the current President John Dramani Mahama. Browse through this section and find out more about famous Ghanaian leaders.
Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909
First President of Ghana
Kofi AnnanKofi Annan
08 April 1938
Former UN Secretary General

John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama
29 November 1958
President of Ghana

Peter TurksonPeter Turkson
11 October 1948
Cardinal

Akua DansuaAkua Dansua
23 April 1958
Ghanaian Politician

Nana Akufo-AddoNana Akufo-Addo
09 March 1944
diplomat, lawyer, politician
Jerry RawlingsJerry Rawlings
22 June 1947
Politician, Soldier

Sally HayfronSally Hayfron
06 June 1931
Politician

John Atta MillsJohn Atta Mills
21 July 1944
Politician, University teacher, Lawyer

John KufuorJohn Kufuor
08 December 1938
President
Edward Akufo-AddoEdward Akufo-Addo
26 June 1906
Judge, Lawyer, Politician

John Atta-MillsJohn Atta-Mills
21 July 1944
Former President of Ghana