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Biography Of Nana Akufo-Addo, A Politican and The 5th President Of Ghana

Biography Of Nana Akufo-Addo


Biography Of Nana Akufo-Addo: is a Ghanaian politician and lawyer who was born in the capital of Accra. He is the current president of the fourth Republic of Ghana and the fifth president of the country, having taken office in 2017. From 2001 to 2003, he served as the Attorney General of Ghana, and from 2003 to 2007, he served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana.

He was elected President on his third effort in the presidential election. In the presidential election, he beat John Dramani Mahama, who had served as President from 2012 to 2017.

Since then, Nana Akufo-Addo has made significant contributions to and investments in the Ghanaian economy via a variety of policies and reformation initiatives. Numerous initiatives, such as the free high school education policy and the One District, one Factory concept, are included among the initiatives.

Background Information about Nana Akufo-Addo

Biography Of Nana Akufo-Addo: William Addo Dankwa is a musician from Ghana. Nana Akufo-Addo was born on March 29, 1944, in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. Nana is originally from the Eastern Region, namely from Akropong-Akuapen and Kyebi. Edward and Adeline Akufo-Addo, the parents of Akufo-Addo, are members of a renowned Ghanaian royal and political dynasty. His father, Edward, served as President of Ghana from 1970 to 1972, and was the first African to do so.


He started his elementary schooling at the Government Boys School in Adabraka, and then transferred to Rowe Road School (now Kinbu), which is located in the heart of Accra’s central business district. Following that, he went on to Lacing College to prepare for the O-level and A-level examinations there.

The next year, in 1962, he enrolled in the New College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, but he dropped out after just a few months. The next year, he transferred to the University of Ghana, where he graduated with a B.Sc in Economics in 1967. After that, he went on to study law at the Inns of Court School of Law.

Nana Akufo-Private Addo’s and Public Life

Biography Of Nana Akufo-Addo: He is married to Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who is also a politician. His wife is the daughter of Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph, a former Ghanaian judge and speaker of the Parliament of the Third Republic who served as a member of the ruling party.

Gyankroma, Edwina, Adriana, Yeboakua, and Valerie are the fruits of his marriage to Rebecca. Gyankroma is the oldest of the five girls.


Nana Akufo-Legal Addo’s Education and Training

He started his legal education in the Inner Temple, where he was schooled as a lawyer under the apprenticeship system known as the Inns of Court, which needed no formal legal education. Then, in July 1971, he was admitted to the Bar of the United Kingdom (Middle Temple). Then, in 1975, he was admitted to the Ghanaian Bar.

In addition, he worked with the Coudert Brothers law firm’s Paris branch, which is based in the United States. He went on to co-found the legal company Prempeh and Co. in 1979, which he still works for today.

Life in the Political Arena

Biography Of Nana Akufo-Addo: He first became involved in politics in the 1970s, when he became a member of the People’s Movement for Freedom and Justice (PMFJ) (PMFJ). After that, in 1992, he became a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). By May 1995, he was a member of the Alliance for Change, a wide coalition of elites that was short-lived and disbanded shortly after. A few years later, he founded the Ghanaian Committee on Human and People’s Rights, which is dedicated to civil rights advocacy.

From 1997 until 2004, he served as a member of the Abuakwa constituency of the Nigerian parliament. From 2005 until 2009, he served as a member of parliament for the constituency of Akim Abuakwa South.

He was appointed Attorney General of Ghana in January 2001, and he served in that position until April 1, 2003. And, on the same day, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position he held until July 1, 2007, under the administration of President John Kufuor.

In 2008, he ran against John Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), but was defeated. In addition, he ran for president in 2012, but was defeated by John Mahama. In 2016, he was elected President of Ghana, defeating incumbent John Mahama, who was running under the New Patriotic Party banner. A nomination form for the position of party flagbearer in the run-up to the 2020 general elections has also been selected by him.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Nana was sworn in as president of Ghana on January 7, 2017, at the Black Star Square in the capital city of Accra. Since then, he has made a significant contribution to the nation and has implemented significant changes.

His Free High School Education (SHS) program, which was implemented in 2017, ensured that children in Ghana would be able to attend secondary school at no cost. About 95,000 more students registered for education in the first year than were expected, and by 2019, over 180,000 students had benefitted from the program, which was implemented in 2014.

In addition, he launched the Co-ordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies, which would run for seven years and will be responsible for creating employment in the nation. He put into effect the #OneDistrictOneFactory initiative by establishing a factory in each of the country’s ten districts. By the end of 2020, it is projected that the initiative would have assisted in the establishment of between 7000 and 15000 employment each district, and between 1.5 million and 3.2 million jobs in Ghana overall.

In addition, he has restructured all of Ghana’s ports by establishing a paperless clearance procedure and decreased the number of regulatory organizations conducting inspections from 16 to 3 in order to improve the efficiency of the inspection process. In addition, he appointed a special prosecutor to deal with the problem of corruption in the next year.

Awards And Recognition

He is a Co-chair of the SDG Advocates. Also, he has received the following awards and recognition.

  • Phantom Award, 2014
  • Mother Theresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice, Harmony Foundation, 2016
  • National Achievement Award, Africa-America Institute’s on behalf of the People of Ghana, 2017
  • AU Gender Champion, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), 2017
  • CAF Platinum Award, 2017
  • Exemplary Leadership, Whitaker Group, 2018
  • African Best President Award, 2018
  • African Port Award, The African Port Award (APA) Foundation), 2018
  • Outstanding Leader’s Award, United States Chamber of Commerce, 2018
  • Prestigious Procurement Award, 2018
  • Exemplary Leadership Award, 2018
  • Governance Leadership Award, 2018
  • FOCOS Humanitarian Award, 2019
  • Merit Award, Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), 2019
  • Honorary Guide of Humanity 2019
  • Champion of Trade in Africa Award, 2020
  • Fourth Ghana Hotels Association Awards, 2020
  • African Leader of the Year, 2020



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