H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a veteran Ghanaian politician, President of the Republic of Ghana and the current chairman of the Economic Community of West African States.
A product of resounding victory, Nana Akufo-Addo, having secured a majority of the votes in the 2020 elections, has won a second term as Ghana’s President. He was first elected President in 2016, having polled 53.85% of the votes, which marked the first time in a Ghanaian presidential election that an opposition candidate won a majority outright in the first round.
Raised in Accra, Nana Akufo-Addo was born into a prominent Ghanaian royal and political family. He has served as Ghana’s Attorney General, Minister of Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Reputed for his people-centric ideology, he has had a number of legacies to his credit in his first term, cutting across education, economy, sports and health sectors. His contributions to good governance and sustainable development in Ghana and in the sub-region have earned him many international recognitions and awards.
Akufo-Addo received the 2018 Governance Leadership Award “in recognition of his commitment towards enhancing the living standards of the Ghanaians and governing the country in accordance with the rule of law”.
In May 2019, the UN Secretary-General,AntónioGuterres, named him among the newly appointed SDG advocates.
He has been elected by the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS as the new Chairman of the Authority.