Swearing in of new President of Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana, January 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union has congratulated His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, on the occasion of his swearing-in as President of the Republic of Ghana on January 7, 2013. Dr. Nicholas Westcott, The Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service (EEAS), and Special Envoy of the High Representative and Vice President of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, who led a delegation to Ghana to witness the swearing in of President Mahama said “This is a significant day not just for Ghanaian democracy, but for Africa. Ghana continues to lead the way.” He said the EU looks forward to strengthening partnership on all international issues as well as the development for the Ghanaian people.
John Dramani Mahama (born 29 November 1958) is a Ghanaian politician who has been President of Ghana since July 2012. He was the Vice President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012, and he took office as President on 24 July 2012 following the death of his predecessor, PresidentJohn Atta Mills. He was elected to serve his first term as president in December 2012 following a peaceful election. A respected communication expert, historian, and writer, Mahama was a Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2009 and Minister of Communications from 1998 to 2001.