Leaders of Ghana
(Republic of Ghana)
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Look for biographies of the leaders (in Spanish) at CIDOB website.

Note: From the independence on 6 Mar 1957 to the proclamation of the Republic on 30 Jun 1960 the head of State was the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a Governor-General.

Parties: CPP: Convention People's Party; PP: Progress Party; PNP: People's National Party; NDC: National Democratic Congress; NPP: New Patriotic Party; n/p: non-party


Heads of State
Governors-General
Charles Arden-Clarke      6 Mar 1957 - 24 Jun 1957 (+1962)
William Francis Hare     24 Jun 1957 -  1 Jul 1960 (+1997)

President of the Republic
Kofi Kwame Nkrumah        1 Jul 1960 - 24 Feb 1966 (+1972) CPP

Chairmen of the National Liberation Council
Joseph Arthur Ankrah     24 Feb 1966 -  2 Apr 1969 (+1992) military
Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa    2 Apr 1969 -  3 Sep 1969 (+1979) military

Presidential Commission 
-Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa (chairman)                 (+1979) military
-John Willie Kofi Harlley                          (+198?) n/p
-Albert Kwesi Ocran       3 Sep 1969 -  7 Aug 1970         military

Presidents of the Republic
Nii Amaa Ollennu          7 Aug 1970 - 31 Aug 1970 (+1986) n/p (acting)
Edward Akufo-Addo        31 Aug 1970 - 13 Jan 1972 (+1979) n/p 

Chairman of the National Redemption Council
Ignatius Kutu Acheampong 13 Jan 1972 -  9 Oct 1975 (+1979) military

Chairmen of the Supreme Military Council
Ignatius Kutu Acheampong  9 Oct 1975 -  5 Jul 1978 (+1979) military 
Frederick Kwasi Akuffo    5 Jul 1978 -  4 Jun 1979 (+1979) military

Chairman of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
Jerry John Rawlings	  4 Jun 1979 - 24 Sep 1979         military

President of the Republic
Hilla Limann             24 Sep 1979 - 31 Dec 1981 (+1998) PNP

Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council
Jerry John Rawlings      31 Dec 1981 -  7 Jan 1993         military

Presidents of the Republic
Jerry John Rawlings       7 Jan 1993 -  7 Jan 2001         NDC
John Agyekum Kufuor       7 Jan 2001 -  7 Jan 2009         NPP
John Evans Atta Mills     7 Jan 2009 - 24 Jul 2012 (+2012) NDC   
John Dramani Mahama      24 Jul 2012 -  7 Jan 2017         NDC  
Nana Addo Akufo-Addo      7 Jan 2017 -                     NPP

Prime ministers
Kofi Kwame Nkrumah        6 Mar 1957 -  1 Jul 1960 (+1972) CPP
Kofi Abrefa Busia         3 Sep 1969 - 13 Jan 1972 (+1978) PP

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