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Famous Politicians from Ghana

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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.

This list features Kofi Awoonor, Collins Dauda and more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Ghana in order to get more information about each one.
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  • 1

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    Rt. Hon. Aaron Mike Oquaye, (born April 4, 1944) is a Ghanaian politician and is the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana. Oquaye was sworn in as the Speaker of Parliament on 7 January 2017. A member...  more
  • 2

    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 a...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceHohoe, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Akua Sena Dansua (born 23 April 1958) is an experienced Ghanaian media and communications consultant politician and governance and leadership practitioner. She was the Member of Parliament for...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceUpper West Region, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Honourable Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin (born 24 September 1957) is a Ghanaian politician who is currently the Second deputy speaker of Parliament. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceUpper East Region, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Albert Abongo (born September 15, 1959) 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...  more
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    Albert Kwesi Ocran

    Age: 91

    BirthplaceCentral Region, Ghana, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Lieutenant General Albert Kwesi Ocran (21 July 1929 – March 2019) was a soldier and politician. He was a member of the Presidential Commission of Ghana between 1969 and 1970. He is a former Chief of...  more
  • 7

    Alex Tettey-Enyo

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    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....  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942) is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration. In 2000,...  more
  • 9

    Anthony Deku

    Age: 97

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    Anthony K. Deku (13 June 1923 – 29 May 2015) was a politician and a member of the Council of State of Ghana. He was a former senior police officer in Ghana....  more
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    Justice Augustus Molade Akiwumi (7 April 1891 – ?) was a judge and also the second Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana....  more
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    Bawa Andani Yakubu

    Dec. at 76 (1926-2002)

    BirthplaceGushegu District

    NationalityGhana

    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 (NLC) government. He was the Gushie-Na...  more
  • 12

    Benjamin Kunbuor

    Benjamin Bewa-Nyog Kunbuor was the Ghanaian Minister for Defence of the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence and a Ghanaian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for the Nandom constituency....  more
  • 13

    NationalityGhana

    Betty Mould-Iddrisu (born 22 March 1953) 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...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceKumasi, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Charles Wereko-Brobby (born 27 March 1953, in Kumasi) is an engineer, politician, diplomat and businessman in Ghana. He was once the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana's Volta River Authority, then the...  more
  • 15

    Clement Kofi Humado

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    Clement Kofi Humado (born 18 December 1953) is the Member of Parliament for the Anlo constituency in Ghana. He is also a former Minister for Food and Agriculture in Ghana....  more
  • 16

    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 Leader....  more
  • 17

    Collins Dauda

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    Collins Dauda is a teacher, politician, former Ghanaian Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and currently Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing....  more
  • 18

    Courage Quashigah

    Dec. at 63 (1947-2010)

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    Major Courage Emmanuel Kobla Quashigah (9 September 1947 – 5 January 2010) was a Ghanaian soldier and politician. He held many prominent positions in the Ghana Armed Forces and was a Minister of...  more
  • 19

    Daniel Francis Annan

    Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Justice Daniel Francis Kweipe Annan (November 7, 1928 – July 16, 2006) was Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana from 1993 to 2001. He was a member of the Provisional National Defence Council...  more
  • 20

    Ebenezer Ako-Adjei

    Dec. at 86 (1916-2002)

    BirthplaceEastern Region, Ghana, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Dr. Ebenezer Ako Adjei (17 June 1916 – 14 January 2002) was a Ghanaian lawyer, journalist and politician who served as a foreign minister and in other leading cabinet roles during the first...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceCape Coast, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes (born 4 September 1939) was the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament between 2005 and 2009....  more
  • 22

    Edward Akufo-Addo

    Dec. at 73 (1906-1979)

    BirthplaceGold Coast

    NationalityGhana

    Edward Akufo-Addo (26 June 1906 – 17 July 1979) was a Ghanaian politician and lawyer. He was a member of the "Big Six" leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), and one of the founding...  more
  • 23

    Ekwow Spio-Garbrah

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceGhana

    NationalityGhana

    Ekwow Spio-Garbrah (born 1953) is a Ghanaian diplomat and politician. He is a former Ghanaian Minister for Trade and Industry, Former Minister of Communications, Former Minister of Education and a...  more
  • 24

    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 also a...  more
  • 25

    Emmanuel Charles Quist

    Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    NationalityGhana

    Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist, also known as Paa Quist (21 May 1880, Christiansborg, Accra – 30 March 1959) was a barrister, educator and judge who served as the first Speaker of the Gold Coast...  more