The year 2018 will never be complete without new makers and shapers of government policies. Let it be said that Ghana contains some men and women of valour whose words, actions and even statements live on to make national headlines.In this article, we put together a list of 7 most powerful men in Ghana at the moment.
1. Nana Akufo-Addo
He is the first gentleman of the land which means that he commands that armed forces of Ghana as commander-in-chief. With such administrative and military power, it is clear to see that Nana Addo remains the most powerful man in Ghana today. His power as a president can be most felt especially when he is documented to be the only politician to have ousted a sitting president in an election.
2. Kennedy Agyapong
The maverick politician stands out as one of the untouchable personalities in Ghana. This is a man who criticises members of his own political party. With a large following and deep source of wealth, Kennedy Agyapong has the power to either woo party supporters and undecided voters for the party during an election or disband all of them. His unquenchable influence both in government and the NPP leaves him as one of the most powerful men in Ghanaian politics.
3. Chief Imam
The 93-year-old Muslim scholar is the pillar on which Ghanaian Islamic Religion operates. Under his tenure, Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has been able to quell tribal and religious clashes in Ghana, especially among Christians and Muslims. His leadership continues to foster peace and stability within the Islamic community. He is seen as a force of power in Ghana's religious circles and his words are so powerful that even presidents have no choice than to take heed of them.
4. Archbishop Duncan Williams
The head of Charismatic Churches in Ghana is respected as the father of prayers in Ghana. Duncan Williams has prayed for every president in the 4th Republic. He has also led the country through national prayers on several occasions. This is a powerful Christian leader who was called to preach at the inauguration ceremony of US president, Donald Trump. He owns a sense of spiritual respect and most Ghanaians know that.
5. Shatta Wale
He is a very controversial figure but the entertainer has been able to cause national stirs time and time again. He reigns of his power was most felt during his invitation to the Flagstaff House by the president who named him king of Dancehall music. Shatta Wale is highly controversial but his music world has been able to attract the interest of millions of Ghanaians an Africans across the world. His words and actions are so powerful now.
6. John Mahama
He may have lost an election but John Mahama still remains a powerful political figure in Ghana. There are calls for him to contest the 2020 general elections and should he win, he would find himself running the affairs of the country all over again. Mahama has the power to make the news and spin national attention. As it stands now, he remains Nana Addo's fiercest political contender.
7. Gabby Otchere Darko
He might be a legal practitioner but Gabby's influence in politics and national discourse is unquenchable. This is a man who stems public debate at the stroke of his pen or utterances. he has the capacity to stem controversial debates.
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