John Mahama is a prominent political figure from Ghana. He is known for his excellent leadership skills. Interesting to note, he is a communications specialist and historian. He has served as a Member of Parliament, Minister of State, Vice President, and President of Ghana. What most people don't know is that he is the fourth individual bearing the name John to take the position of presidency in the nation.
The people of Ghana are grateful to have him particularly from July 24th, 2012, when he was appointed as the President of Ghana till January 2017. John was brought up as a Christian though he lived in a multi-faith family, which comprised of Muslims.
John Mahama profile summary
- Full names: John Dramani Mahama
- Year of birth: November 29th, 1958
- John Mahama age: 61 years
- Occupation: Politician
- Achievements: President of Ghana from 2012-2017
How old is John Mahama?
He was born on November 29th, 1958, in a village known as Damongo, in the Northern Region of the country. Therefore, making him 61 years of age in 2019.
Biography of John Mahama
Dramani attended primary school at the Achimota School in Accra and later joined the Ghana secondary school in Tamale. He continued his studies at the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1981, he received a bachelor’s degree in history. He flew to Ghana to work at the Japanese embassy as the information, Culture, and research official up until 1995. He ventured into the political world in 1996, where he went to the National Democratic Congress.
In 1997, he largely contributed to the growth of the telecommunications sector of the country. Dramani was chosen as Deputy Minister of Communications in April 1997, where he was promoted in November 1998 as the Minister of the same department. Mahama served in the same post for four years until the governing party National Democratic Congress (NDC) handed over power to the Patriotic Party’s government.
Since he was a role model to many and with a true spirit of leadership, he was re-elected in year 2000 for another four-year term. It is interesting to note that Mahama’s father was the first Member of Parliament of Gonja constituency and regional commissioner of his time. Just like the saying goes, “like father like son.” He was nominated as a Member of Parliament representing Bole/Bamboi constituency for four years.
John Mahama projects
The community of Bole, also referred to as Bamboi Constituency, understood they had a leader who put their interests first before his own. This led him to being re-elected not once but twice until 2004, where he was appointed as the Minority Parliamentary Spokesman for Communications. Since he was an MP, he was automatically a member of the Standing Orders Committee, which was foreseeing a number of projects in many sectors. They include;
- Science and Technology
History of John Mahama
He became the Vice-President of Ghana in January 2009 as well as the Chairperson of the National Communications Authority. Due to the demise of the then president John Atta Mills on July 24th, 2012, the constitution put him next in line for the presidency position. Dramani became the president of Ghana in July 2012. It is fascinating to note he is the sole president to have served at all levels of political office. This is a part extracted from the speech that he made during his inauguration.
This is the saddest day in our nation's history. Tears have engulfed our nation, and we are deeply saddened and distraught. I'm personally devastated, I've lost a father, I've lost a friend, I've lost a mentor and a senior comrade. Ghana is united in grief at this time for our departed president.
Because Dramani is a man of the masses, he emerged as the winner of the general elections, which were in December 2012 with a 50 percent plus against his opponent Nana Akufo-Addo. During the inauguration ceremony of President John Mahama, there were important figures all around the globe who would dare not miss his big day.
Some of those who turned up included 13 African Heads of State, one Prime Minister, two Vice-Presidents, and 18 government delegations. He is one of the most-followed top figures in the government around Africa on Social media. This occurred on January 7th, 2013 at the Black Star Square in Accra.
John Mahama family
Dramani is married to the lovely Lordina Mahama, and together they have five children. John Mahama children are Shafik, Shahid, Sharaf, Jesse, and Farida. There is no information on John Mahama private jet, as well as John Mahama house.
John Mahama net worth
He is a legit businessman who has invested millions of dollars locally and internationally. His net worth is estimated to be 900 million dollars, but he disapproved this statement saying he has less than two million dollars in his account.
John Mahama and Nadia Buari
There was a rumor that Dramani and Nadia Buari have a set of twins but were later dismissed by Alhaji Sidiku Buari, who is her step-father. He voiced out his frustration with some media personalities who came up with such a story.
On John Mahama official website, one should get updates on the most recent news regarding his political undertakings. He is a liberal, receptive individual who believes in hard work, and adherence. He is amid the leaders who have brought a vital change in the nation.
John Mahama is a man of many talents and has taken Ghana to high levels in terms of stabilizing the country’s welfare and creating jobs for the youth. It takes a leader great responsibility and commitment to serve the people well, and John did not disappoint those who looked up to him. During his time in power, he portrayed leadership in it's best form.
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