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John Dramani Mahama

President of Ghana
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Net worth 2018: $900 Million
Residence: Damongo
Country: Ghanaian
BirthDay: 29 November 1958
Education: 1981 - University of Ghana, 1986 - University of Ghana, 1988 - Institute of Social Sciences, Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences

John Dramani Mahama was bornon 29 November 1958 in Damongo, Ghanaian, is President of Ghana. John Dramani Mahama is a prominent leader of Ghana. He belongs to a family who have been associated with the country’s politics for a very long time. His father was the first Member of Parliament of his constituency, thus, Dramani was well versed with politics since his childhood. As he grew up, he carried the political legacy of his family forward and turned out to be a great leader. He has appointed to different offices in the Ghana government before he assumed the position of the president of his nation. In fact, he is the first president who has been elected to almost all the different level positions in the government, before he was appointed the president. He has great leadership qualities which have helped him earn many varied posts and he proved his skills by performing his duties in these posts, in the best possible way. His governance has led his country towards progress and is still continuing to do so. This leader is concerned about the environment, especially the wide use of plastic and waste created by it, which creates pollution. He is also a writer who expresses his views by writing wide range of articles and columns. He also penned a book named ‘My First Coup d'État and Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa’


$900 Million


In 2014, he got associated with the ‘Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS), and also chaired the ‘High-Level African Trade Committee’ (HATC) of the ‘African Union’ (AU)


On 24th July 2012, he took office as the President of Ghana, following the death of the former president John Atta Mills, and is currently the President of Ghana


In 2009, he was elected as the Vice-President of Ghana and continued in this position for three more years, till he was elected the President of the country


He was then elected as the Minority Spokesman for Foreign Affairs in the year 2005


In 2004, he was again re-elected to the office as a representative of the Bole/Bamboi Constituency


In 2003, this politician joined the pan-African parliament as one of its members and chaired the ‘West-African Caucus’


This leader was appointed the Minority Parliamentary Spokesman for Communications in the year 2001, a role in which he continued for four years


Mahama continued his post as a representative of Bole/Bamboi Constituency, after he was re-elected in the year 2000


This politician was appointed the Deputy Minister of Communications in the year 1997 and a year later, he was elected as the Minister of Communications


In 1996, this president got his first exposure to politics after he was elected as a representative of Bole/Bamboi Constituency to the Parliament of Ghana for a term of four years


From 1995 to 1996, he was the International Relations, Sponsorship Communication and Grants Manager for the anti-poverty NGO named ‘Plan International’ office in Ghana


In 1993, the ‘Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’, Tokyo, conducted a training program for the Overseas Public Relations Staff and Dramani took part in this event


During the period 1991-95, he was associated with the Japan embassy in Accra, the capital of Ghana, where he served as the Officer of Information, Culture and Research


He then went to Moscow, where he completed his post-graduation from the ‘Institute of Social Sciences’, with a specialization in social psychology, in the year 1988


In 1981, he graduated with a degree in history and after five years he earned a postgraduate diploma in communication studies from the ‘University of Ghana’, Legon


He was born on 29th November 1958 in Damongo, capital of West Gonja district in a political family

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