A Full List Of All Ghanaian Vice Presidents And Their Ethnicities

In recent ties, we have seen most flag bearers pick their vice from the Northern Region of the country. In connection to our 60th Independence Day celebration, we take a look at all the Vice Presidents of Ghana and their ethnicities.

Joseph W.S de Graft (1979-1981)

Ethnicity:  Fante, Cape Coast

Dr. Joseph William Swain de Graft-Johnson was a Ghanaian engineer, academic and politician. He died in London in the year 1999.


Kow Nkensen Arkaah (1993-1997)

Ethnicity: Fante, Senya Breku

Aside being a politician, Ekow Nkensen Arkaah was also a chief of Senya Breku. He died in 2001, in the United States.


John Atta Mills (1997-2001)

Ethnicity: Fante, Ekumfi Otuam

John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar. He died in Accra in the year 2012.


Aliu Mahama (2001-2009)

Ethnicity: Dagomba, Yendi

He was a Councilor on the Yendi District Council in 1978 and an Assemblyman on the Tamale Municipal Assembly. He died in the year 2012 in Accra.


John Dramani Mahama (2009-2012)

Ethnicity: Gonja, Damango

John Dramani Mahama is a Ghanaian politician who served as President of Ghana from 24 July 2012 to 7 January 2017


Kwesi Amissah-Arthur (2012-2017)

Ethnicity: Fante, Cape Coast

Kwesi Bekoee Amissah-Arthur is a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the 6th Vice President of Ghana. He was also the governor of Ghana’s central bank.


Mahamadu Bawumia (2017-)

Ethnicity: Dagomba, Tamale

Mahamudu Bawumia is a Ghanaian economist and banker and the current Vice President of Ghana.


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