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List of famous politicians from Ghana, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Ghanaian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Ghanaian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Ghana and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Ghana, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Aaron Mike Oquaye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 74 Aaron Mike Oquaye is a Ghanaian politician who served as the Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana between 2009 and 2013. A member of the New Patriotic Party, he was the Member of ...more

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Abraham Ossei Aidooh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Abraham Ossei Aidooh Abraham Ossei Aidooh is a Ghanaian politician from the New Patriotic Party. As of 2008, he is the Majority Leader in the Parliament of Ghana; previously he was Deputy Majority Leader. He is also ...more

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Akua Dansua is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 60 Akua Sena Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and politician. She was the Member of Parliament for North Dayi in Ghana and is currently the Ambassador to Germany.

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Alban Bagbin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 61 Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position. He is also ...more

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Albert Abongo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 59 Albert Abongo is a Ghanaian politician and civil engineer. Abongo is from the Bongo District near the city of Bolgatanga, Upper East Region and is a member of the National Democratic Congress ...more

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Albert Kwesi Ocran is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 89 Lieutenant General Albert Kwesi Ocran is a soldier and politician. He was a member of the Presidential Commission of Ghana between 1969 and 1970. He is a former Chief of the Defence Staff of the ...more

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Alex Tettey-Enyo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Alex Tettey-Enyo age 78 Alexander Narh Tettey-Enyo is an educationist and politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for Ada since 2005 and the Ghanaian Minister for Education between 2009 and 2011.

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Ama Ata Aidoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 76 Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was also a Minister of Education in Ghana under the Jerry Rawlings ...more

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Anthony Deku is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Anthony Deku age 95 Anthony K. Deku is a politician and a member of the Council of State of Ghana. He was a former senior police officer in Ghana.

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Augustus Molade Akiwumi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Justice Augustus Molade Akiwumi was a judge and also the second Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana.

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Bawa Andani Yakubu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Bawa Andani Yakubu Died at 76 (1926-2002) Bawa Andani Yakubu was a police officer, politician and king. He was an Inspector General of Police in Ghana. He also served in the National Liberation Council government. He was the Gushie-Na ...more

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Benjamin Kunbuor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Benjamin Kunbuor Benjamin Bewa-Nyog Kunbuor is the Ghanaian Minister for Defence of the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence and Ghanaian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for the Nandom constituency.

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Betty Mould-Iddrisu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 65 Betty Mould-Iddrisu is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. She was the Minister for Education in Ghana. Her first direct involvement in the Ghana government was as the Attorney General and ...more

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Charles Wereko-Brobby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 65 Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby is an engineer, politician, diplomat and businessman in Ghana. He was once the Chief Executive of Ghana's Volta River Authority, then the country's major power ...more

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Clement Kofi Humado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Clement Kofi Humado age 65 Clement Kofi Humado is the Member of Parliament for the Anlo constituency in Ghana. He is also a former Minister for Food and Agriculture in Ghana.

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Cletus Avoka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Cletus Avoka Cletus Apul Avoka was the majority leader in the Ghana parliament. After the 2012 General Elections, he was replaced by Benjamin Kunbuor for the 6th Parliament of the 4th Republic as Majority ...more

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Collins Dauda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Collins Dauda age 61 Collins Dauda is a teacher, politician, former Ghanaian Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and currently Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing.

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Courage Quashigah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 63 (1947-2010) Major Courage Emmanuel Kobla Quashigah was a Ghanaian soldier and politician. He held many prominent positions in the Ghana Armed Forces and was a Minister of State for Agriculture and later ...more

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Daniel Francis Annan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 78 (1928-2006) Justice Daniel Francis Kweipe Annan was a Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana. He is also a former member of the Provisional National Defence Council government which preceded the fourth republic ...more

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Ebenezer Ako-Adjei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei Died at 86 (1916-2002) Dr. Ebenezer Ako-Adjei was a nationalist politician from Ghana. Ako-Adjei is considered to be one of the Big Six. The Big Six are arguably some of the most famous people in Ghana's fight for ...more

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Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 79 Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes was the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament between 2005 and 2009.

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Edward Akufo-Addo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 73 (1906-1979) Edward Akufo-Addo was a Ghanaian politician and lawyer. He was a member of the "Big Six" leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention, which engaged in the fight for Ghana's ...more

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Ekwow Spio-Garbrah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Ekwow Spio-Garbrah age 65 Ekow Spio-Garbrah is a Ghanaian diplomat and politician. He is currently Ghana's Minister for Trade and Industry after parliamentary confirmation. He is a former CEO of the Commonwealth ...more

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Emile Short is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Emile Short Emile Francis Short is a Ghanaian judge and academic and the first Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana. Emile Short was called to the Bar in England in 1966. He is ...more

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Emmanuel Charles Quist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 79 (1880-1959) Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist, OBE, also known as Paa Quist was a barrister and the first Ghanaian Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Gold Coast and the first Speaker of the Parliament of

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Emmanuel Erskine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 81 Lieutenant General Emmanuel Alexander Erskine is a retired Ghanaian soldier and politician. He is a former Chief of Army Staff of the Ghana army. He is also a former commander of the United ...more

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Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka Died at 41 (1926-1967) Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka was a member of the ruling National Liberation Council which came to power in Ghana in a military coup d'état on 24 February 1966. This overthrew ...more

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Enoch Teye Mensah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Enoch Teye Mensah age 62 Enoch Teye Mensah is a politician and the Ghanaian Minister for Employment and Social Welfare. He is also the Minister for Education and a Member of Parliament in Ghana. He is popularly referred ...more

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Erasmus Ransford Tawiah Madjit... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Erasmus Ransford Tawiah Madjitey Died at 76 (1920-1996) Erasmus Ransford Tawiah Madjitey was a Ghanaian police officer, diplomat and politician. E.R.T. Madjitey, was appointed Police Commissioner in the Gold Coast on October 9, 1958, making him not ...more

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Ernest Debrah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Ernest Debrah age 71 Ernest Akobuor Debrah is a Ghanaian politician. He has been Minister for Food and Agriculture, having previously served as Regional Minister for Brong-Ahafo and then Regional Minister for the ...more

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Felix Owusu-Adjapong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Felix Owusu-Adjapong age 74 Felix Kwasi Owusu-Adjapong is a Ghanaian politician, formerly a Majority Leader in the Ghanaian parliament and a New Patriotic Party member of Parliament for the Akyem Swedru. He also held ...more

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Frank Bernasko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 80 (1930-2010) Frank George Bernasko was a retired Ghanaian soldier, lawyer and politician. He served as the Commissioner for Agriculture among others in the National Redemption Council military government of ...more

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Freddie Blay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 76 Frederick Worsemao Armah Blay, popularly called Freddie Blay, is a lawyer and politician. He was a Member of Parliament in Ghana and served as the First Deputy Speaker in the Fourth Parliament ...more

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George Hagan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 80 Professor George Panyin Hagan, is a prominent academic and politician in Ghana.

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George Yankey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
George Yankey George Sipa-Adjah Yankey is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. He served as Minister for Health of Ghana. He attended the University of Warwick, UK.

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Gladys Asmah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 75 (1939-2014) Honourable Gladys Asmah was a Ghanaian politician and entrepreneur. She was a former Minister of Fisheries as well as a member of parliament from Takoradi.

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Harry Sawyerr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Harry Sawyerr Harry Sawyerr was a Ghanaian politician and quantity surveyor. Sawyerr was the first person to be president of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors. He served two terms spanning 1969 to 1971. He ...more

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Haruna Iddrisu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Haruna Iddrisu age 48 Haruna Iddrisu is the Member of Parliament for Tamale South and the Ministry for Employment and Labour Relations in Ghana.

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Hassan Ayariga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Hassan Ayariga age 47 Hassan Ayariga is a Ghanaian accountant, entrepreneur and politician. He was the candidate of the People's National Convention for the Ghanaian presidential election in December 2012. His ...more

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J. E. Casely Hayford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 64 (1866-1930) Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford, MBE, or Ekra-Agiman was a Ghanaian journalist, editor, author, lawyer, educator, and politician who supported pan-African nationalism.

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Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Ran... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Justice Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph was a judge and also the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana during the Third Republic. He was once Commissioner of Income Tax during the First ...more

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Jerry Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 71 Jerry John Rawlings is a former head of state and president of Ghana. Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in ...more

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Joe Appiah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Joe Appiah Died at 72 (1918-1990) Nana Joseph Emmanuel "Joe" Appiah, MP, was a Ghanaian lawyer, politician and statesman.

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Joe Gidisu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Joe Gidisu Joe Kwashie Gidisu is a politician and teacher and the current Minister for Roads and Highways of Ghana.

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Joe Oteng-Adjei is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Joe Oteng-Adjei age 60 Joe Oteng-Adjei is a former Ghanaian Minister for Energy, Oteng-Adjei was succeeded in January 2013 by Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah.

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John Atta Mills is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Died at 68 (1944-2012) John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was a Ghanaian politician, a lawyer, a legal scholar, a tax expert and a sports administrator who served as President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. He ...more

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John Dramani Mahama is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
age 60 John Dramani Mahama is the current President of Ghana. Mahama served as the Vice President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012, and took office as President on 24 July 2012 following the death of his ...more

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John Tia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
John Tia age 64 John Akologu Tia is a politician and former Minister for Information in Ghana. He was the Member of Parliament for Talensi until he lost to Robert Mosore Doameng in 2012 parliamentary election.

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Joseph Amenowode is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Joseph Zaphenat Amenowode is a Ghanaian politician and academic. He is the Member of Parliament for Hohoe South and was the Minister for the Volta Region of Ghana from January 2009 until his ...more

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Joseph Henry Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Ghana
Joseph Henry Smith age 73 Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith was the Minister for Defence of Ghana during the Late President Attah Mills' term of Office - 2009 to 2012. He is also a former Chief of Army Staff of the ...more