John Dramani Mahama, Ghana’s president also served as the vice president from 2009 to 2012, and took office as president on 24 July 2012 following the death of his predecessor, John Atta Mills.
YEN.com.gh takes at a look at five things you probably didn’t know about the former MP.
#1 JDM is a historian and communication expert by profession
Prior to him venturing into politics, President John Mahama worked as a historian and later as the Information, Culture and Research Officer for the Japanese embassy in Accra.
#2 He entered parliament and presidency on his first bid
The president won the presidency and his parliamentary seat on his first attempt.
#3 He has served on every level of governance
President John Mahama is the only Ghana president to have served at all levels of political office ( MP, Deputy Minister, Minister, Vice-President and President).
#4 Mahama is one of the socially savvy presidents Ghana has ever had
The president is one of the most followed leader from Africa on social media . His love for technology, communication and social media is evident of his numerous social media accounts.
#5 He has a lot of pastime including farming
The president is a farmer, taking the footsteps of his rice farmer/MP father. The president is also a writer who has authored a book and was a regular columnist in the Daily Graphic, Ebony, Huffington Post, Louisville Courier-Journal, New York Times and TheRoot.com