Ghana: Heads of State: 1960-2016

President of Ghana
1 Jul 1960 - 24 Feb 1966 Kwame Nkrumah [1]
Chairman of the National Liberation Council
24 Feb 1966 - 2 Apr 1969 Joseph Arthur Ankrah
2 Apr 1969 - 3 Sep 1969 Okatakyie Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa
Chairman of the Presidential Commission
3 Sep 1969 - 7 Aug 1970 Okatakyie Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa (x)
Speaker of the National Assembly performing the functions of the President
7 Aug 1970 - 31 Aug 1970 Raphael Nii Amaa Ollennu
President of Ghana
31 Aug 1970 - 13 Jan 1972 Edward A. Akufo-Addo
Chairman of the National Redemption Council
13 Jan 1972 - ? ? 1972 Ignatius Kutu Kwasi Acheampong
Head of State and Chairman of the National Redemption Council
? ? 1972 - 9 Oct 1975 Ignatius Kutu Kwasi Acheampong (x)
Head of State and Chairman of the Supreme Military Council
9 Oct 1975 - 5 Jul 1978 Ignatius Kutu Kwasi Acheampong (x)
5 Jul 1978 - 4 Jun 1979 Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo
Chairman of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
4 Jun 1979 - 24 Jun 1979 Jerry John Kwasi Rawlings [2]
President of the Republic of Ghana
24 Sep 1979 - 31 Dec 1981 Hilla Limann [3]
Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council
31 Dec 1981 - 7 Jan 1993 Jerry John Kwasi Rawlings (x)
President of the Republic of Ghana
7 Jan 1993 - 7 Jan 2001 Jerry John Kwasi Rawlings (x)
7 Jan 2001 - 7 Jan 2009 John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor
7 Jan 2009 - 24 Jul 2012 John Evans Atta Mills
24 Jul 2012 - John Dramani Mahama

[1] Original name: Francis Nwia-Kofi Ngonloma.
[2] Original name: Jeremiah Rawlings John.
[3] Original name: Hilla Babini.
Last updated on: 26 Jul 2012 13:36:23