Ghana in present times, remains one of the most talked of African state in the Sub-region considering marginal progress in the country's political and economic sectors. But most of all, living in Ghana gives you the clearest indication of the exact personalities that truly run the affairs of the country from politics, economics all the way down to entertainment.
Here is a compilation of the five most powerful persons in Ghana you may want to look out for:
1. President John Dramani Mahama
Yes, as president, you should expect John Dramani Mahama being the most powerful personality in Ghana. Being Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces, this personality does not only dictate the military engagements of the country but also runs the affairs of the nation's most complex security fiber. President Mahama has been seen as the doorway to Ghana as all of his policies and reform tend to either have a negative or positive impact on the economic growth of the country.
2. EC boss, Charlotte Osei
Charlotte Osei, the Electoral Commissioner of Ghana is, as of every electoral commissioner in the world, the final determiner of how peaceful or boisterous a country is bound to be during, before or after a fiercely contested general elections. As Ghana heads for the polls in November 7th, Charlotte Osei has already gained the headlines in the news following the various electoral reforms and policies being structured to ensure a smooth electoral process.
3. Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu
The 93 year old Islamic leader has been revered over the decades for his contributions to the friendly and non-frictional relationship between Christians and Muslims in Ghana. In fact, religious and security experts have revealed that without the diplomacy of this most revered cleric, Ghana could have plunged into a tumultuous season of sectarian conflicts especially during the Dagbon war and subsequent conflicts between Andanis and Abudus in the Northern Region. Ghana's chief Imam is nothing but the peaceful link between the Islam and faith faith - such a powerful responsibility.
4. Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11
Being Africa's fifth richest traditional king and leader of the Ashanti Kingdom in Ghana, Otumfuo Osei Tutu has been the 16th Asantehene, ruler of Ashanti and Ashanti-land since 26th April 1999. Although the absolute power of this traditional is often not felt, he is documented to be decider in the political and traditional progress of the country as majority of Ghanaians are documented to originate from the Ashanti-land. He is a president on his own, governed by the rules of his province
5. Anas Aremeyaw Anas
The investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been feared as the mover and shaker of Ghana's free press. With the wide stretch of investigations into cases of corruption and impropriety in the nation, the faceless journalist has been respected as that very spirit who scouts every hook and crany of Ghana's fibre putting to the public scene the dark skeletons public and private officials engage in. The recent investigation on judicial corruption happens to be the most recent doings of this most powerful and influential journalist.
6. Pastor Mensa Otabil
None of us would have thought that a religious leader could stand out as one of the powerful figures in any country. But truth be told, the head pastor of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Mensa Otabil remains one of such persons. Having a wide array of congregants and considering his philosophical approach to national issues, this most vociferous religious leader is seen in Ghana as the very personality who tries attaching politics and social development with a tough of Christian religiousity!