Nana’s Timeline

From Nima to the Jubilee house

“It is often said that nothing in this world comes easy and I can attest to that fact. My journey to the Presidency is one that was not borne out of a smooth ride but a bumpy one; characterized by failure, disappointment and endless struggles.

“Having emerged the winner at my third attempt contesting for the Presidency in 2016, I can confidently tell you that patience and consistent hard work indeed pays. My service to the Ghanaian people in various political capacities since 1970 has earned me a place in their hearts as a very reliable, incorruptible, selfless, and a people-centric person.

I, therefore, invite you to join and support my 2020 vision for Ghana as we continue to develop into a prosperous nation.”

1944

March 29

Born in Accra to Edward and Adeline Akuffo-Addo

1971

July

Called to the English Bar (Middle Temple)

1975

July

Called to the Ghanaian Bar

1977

General Secretary of the People’s Movement for Freedom and Justice (PMFJ) to Fight for the public interest

1979

Co-founded a Law Firm Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co.

1992

Formation of Ghana’s Committee on Human and People’s Rights, a Civil Rights Organisation

1996

Elected as Member of Parliament and Served Three Terms (1996-2008)

2001

Appointed as Attorney General and Minister of Justice

2003

Chairman of ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council

2006

August

Chaired the United Nations Security Council as Foreign Affairs Minister for Ghana

2008

Flag Bearer in the 2008 Presidential Election

2012

Flag Bearer in the 2012 Presidential Election

2017

January 7

Sworn in as Ghana’s President