Today 29th March 2020 marks the 76th birthday of the president of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the President of the Republic of Ghana, in office since January 2017. He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor led administration
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born and raised in Ga-Maami (Accra Central) and in the Nima area of Accra. His father’s residence, Betty House at Korle Wokon in Accra
Akufo-Addo received his primary education first at the Government Boys School, Adabraka, and later at the Rowe Road School (now Kimbu), both in Accra Central. He went to England to study for his O-Level and A-Level examinations at Lancing College, Sussex.
He returned to Ghana in 1962 to teach at Accra Academy Secondary School, before going to read Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1964, earning a BSc(Econ) degree in 1967. He subsequently studied law in the UK and was called to the English Bar (Middle Temple) in July 1971. Akufo-Addo was called to the Ghana bar in July 1975.
Akufo Addo has been a prominent figure in the NPP and in Ghana politics at large, having served in several political positions.
Below are some of the major positions in which Nana Addo has served;
- Member of Parliament of Abakwa (1997 – 2004)
- Attorney General of Ghana (2001 – 2003)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs (2003 – 2007)
- Member of Parliament for Akim Abakwa South (2005 – 2009)
Thedistin team wishes you a happy birthday and more prosperous years ahead.