John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama
President of Ghana
In office
24 July 2012 – 7 January 2017
 Succeeded by : Nana Akufo Addo
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur
Preceded by John Atta Mills
Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States
In office
28 March 2014 – 19 May 2015
Preceded by Alassane Ouattara
Succeeded by Macky Sall
5th Vice President of Ghana
In office
7 January 2009 – 24 July 2012
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Aliu Mahama
Succeeded by Kwesi Amissah-Arthur
Minister of Communications
In office
November 1998 – 7 January 2001
President Jerry Rawlings
Preceded by Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Succeeded by Felix Owusu-Adjapong
Member of Parliament
for Bole
In office
7 January 1997 – 7 January 2009
Preceded by Mahama Jeduah
Succeeded by Joseph Akati Saaka
Personal details
Born 29 November 1958 (age 56)
Damongo, Ghana
Political party National Democratic Congress
Spouse(s) Lordina Dramani Mahama
Children 7
Residence Flagstaff House
Alma mater University of Ghana
Moscow Institute of Social Sciences
Religion Assemblies of God
Signature signature of John Dramani Mahama
Website Government website
Official website

John Dramani Mahama (born 29 November 1958) Past President of the Republic of Ghana. He is a correspondence master, antiquarian, and essayist, previous Member of Parliament and Minister of State, and previous Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana. He succeeded to the Presidency following the demise of John Atta Mills on
24 July 2012 – 7 January 2017.

Early years and education

Mr. John Dramani Mahama was born in Damango, which is in the Northern Region of Ghana. His dad Mr. Emmanuel Adama Mahama was the first Member of Parliament for the West Gonja Constituency and the first Regional Commissioner of the Northern Region during Ghana’s First Republic. Upon the fruitful finish of that program, Mr. John Dramani Mahama then went ahead to seek after an extra postgraduate confirmation, this one in social brain research at the Institute of Social Sciences in Moscow.


Early career

Subsequent to completing his instruction Mr. John Dramani Mahama came back to Ghana and, from 1991 to 1996, he acted as the Information, Culture and Research Officer at the Embassy of Japan in Accra. From that point he moved to the nongovernmental office (NGO) PLAN International’s Ghana Country Office, where he filled in as International Relations, Sponsorship Communications and Grants Manager.



As Member of Parliament


A smooth champion of the underprivileged, Mr. John Dramani Mahama was initially chosen to the Parliament of Ghana in 1996 to speak to the Bole/Bamboi Constituency for a four-year term. In April 1997, Mr. John Dramani Mahama was appointed Deputy Minister of Communications. He rose to wind up the substantive Minister of Communications by November 1998; it was a position he held until January 2001 when the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which was the present ruling gathering, gave over energy to the recently chose New Patriotic Party’s government. In 2000, Mr. John Dramani Mahama was re-chosen for an additional four-year term as the Member of Parliament for the Bole/Bamboi Constituency. He was again re-chose in 2004 for a third term. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. John Dramani Mahama served as the Minority Parliamentary Spokesman for Communications. In 2002, he was appointed the Director of Communications for the NDC. That same year, he served as an individual from the group of international eyewitnesses chose to screen Zimbabwe’s Parliamentary Elections.

As Minister

During his residency as Minister of Communications, Mr. John Dramani Mahama additionally served as the Chairman of the National Communications Authority, in which limit he assumed a key part in stabilizing Ghana’s information transfers segment after it was deregulated in 1997. Mr. John Dramani Mahama likewise served as an individual from the National Economic Management Team, a founding individual from the Ghana AIDS Commission, an individual from the execution committee of the 2000 National Population Census, and a delegate chairman of the Publicity Committee for the re-introduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT). Continuing to grow his interest and involvement in international undertakings, in 2003 Mr. John Dramani Mahama turned into an individual from the Pan-African Parliament, serving as the Chairperson of the West African Caucus. In 2005 he was, furthermore, appointed the Minority Spokesman for Foreign Affairs. He served in these limits until 2008, when he was handpicked to end up the bad habit presidential competitor.


John Dramani Mahama after acting as overseer president of the republic of Ghana for 5 months challenged on as flagbearer of the ruling National Democratic Congress and secured 50.70% of aggregate votes cast in the December 7, 2012 general decision to be proclaimed winner by the appointive commission and sworn by the Chief Justice, Justice Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood as the properly chose Leader of the Country.

Not long after his investiture, the restriction New Patriotic Party drove by the 2012 Presidential candidateNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the gathering chairman Jacob Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, challenge the aftereffects of the races in the acclaimed race request suit.

The request was heard by nine Supreme Court Justices with Justice William Atuguba as President. Following eight months of hearing, the Supreme on August 29th 2013 rejected the request by a 5-4 dominant part choice.

John Dramani Mahama turns into the fourth chose pioneer in the fourth republic, and Ghana’s first president whose decision has been tested in court and chose by same. He likewise turns into the Fourth “John” to oversee the Nation and the first President of the Republic conceived after the Nation attained Independence.


Mr. John Dramani Mahama has seven youngsters. He is hitched to Mrs. Lordina Mahama. Notwithstanding his regularly occupied calendar, Mr. John Dramani Mahama makes it a point to commit time to his family, his confidence and his interests. He is a Christian who trusts in the significance of appreciation for and resistance of, different beliefs and types of love in a country as assorted and quiet as Ghana. He has a distinct fascination in natural issues, especially the issue of plastic contamination in Africa, which he has conferred himself to addressing during his residency as Vice President. Books Mr. John Dramani Mahama loves to peruse. He is additionally an ardent essayist and has had various articles distributed broadly and internationally. His first book, My First Coup d’état and Other True Stories From the Lost Decades of Africa, was distributed by Bloomsbury on July 3, 2012.

Career highlights

1988: Institute of Social Sciences, Moscow (Postgraduate Studies in Social Psychology) 1991: Worked as: Information officer, Japan Embassy in Republic of Ghana 1995: Sponsorship and Grants Manager, Plan International, Ghana Country Office 1996: Elected, first term Member of Parliament for Bole/Bamboi Constituency 1997: Deputy Minister of Communications 1998: Minister of Communications 1998: Acted as Chairman of the National Communications Authority, Regulatory Agency for Telecommunications and ICT area 2000: Elected, second term Member of Parliament for Bole/Bamboi Constituency 2004: Elected, third term Member of Parliament for Bole/Bamboi Constituency 2001: Minority Spokesman for Communications 2005: Minority Spokesman for Foreign Affairs 1997: Member, Appointments Committee of Parliament 1997: Member, Communications Committee of Parliament 1997: Member, Standing Orders Committee of Parliament 2002: Director of Communications NDC 2002: Member, Election spectator and monitoring group, Zimbabwe Presidential races 2004: Member of the Pan-African Parliament Chairman of West African Caucus, Pan-African Parliament Member, Transport, Industry, Energy, Communications, Science and Technology Committee, Pan-African Parliament. Part, European and Pan-African Parliament Ad-hoc Committee on Co-operation

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