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Public Lecture on 'Self-reliance in Africa's Security Sector' at the Bahir Dar University

April 20, 2018

Public Lecture on 'Self-reliance in Africa's Security Sector' at the Bahir Dar University

April 20, 2018

Your Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo, Board Chairperson of the TANA Forum Members of the Board of the TANA Forum Dr. Firew Tegegne, President of Bahir Dar University Professor Tassew Woldehanna and Professor Funmi Olonisakin, our discussants for tonight Your Excellences Ladies and Gentlemen Let me thank President Obasanjo, Michelle and her colleagues at the TANA Forum Secretariat for the excellent preparations and coordination with the Ethiopian Government, the Bahir Dar Universit...

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JOHN MAHAMA ATTENDS 7TH TANA FORUM IN ETHIOPIA

April 19, 2018

JOHN MAHAMA ATTENDS 7TH TANA FORUM IN ETHIOPIA

April 19, 2018

Former President John Dramani Mahama is in Ethiopia for the 7th TANA High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, taking place on April 21 and 22 at Bahir Dar.    Ahead of the Forum, Mr. Mahama this morning met with the Chairperson of the TANA Forum, HE Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, and officials of the TANA Forum Secretariat.    Mr. Mahama will also pay a courtesy call on the Ethiopian Prime Minister, HE Abiy Ahmed Ali and the former Prime Minister,...

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Mahama in for Sierra Leone elections

February 27, 2018

Mahama in for Sierra Leone elections

February 27, 2018

  Former President of Ghana, HE John Dramani Mahama, has paid a courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma ahead of his meetings with political stakeholders.    He was accompanied by the recently inaugurated Eminent Persons Group of Sierra Leone.    President Mahama is in Freetown at the invitation of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) to host a high-level breakfast dialogue session for all the Presidential Candidates and their Running...

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JM Office reacts to false pro-govt claims

January 25, 2018

JM Office reacts to false pro-govt claims

January 25, 2018

The Office of HE John Dramani Mahama has taken note of a false publication by two Government sponsored tabloids, Daily Guide and Statesman, that the former President of the Republic of Ghana has contracted a magazine, the AfricaWatch to publish what it says are damaging reports about the Free SHS policy. The said false claim, which has been attributed to the Ministry of Education, has been reproduced by some online news portals, in yet another sponsored attempt by Government to use false and...

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Cheers to 25years of the 4th Republic

January 07, 2018

Cheers to 25years of the 4th Republic

January 07, 2018

Today is an important day in the annals of our country. It is a day that heralds, the global recognition of our country as a worthy example of Democratic Governance and Stability for other states. I have accepted and will be participating in a National Thanksgiving Church Service this afternoon to thank God for the strengthening of our democracy over the last 25years. The 4th Republic will be our last Republic and would last for centuries to come. We owe the foundation of our Political S...

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President Mahama meets Liberian Candidates

December 25, 2017

President Mahama meets Liberian Candidates

December 25, 2017

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Team in Liberia, HE John Dramani Mahama, has held discussions with the two Presidential Candidates in the December 26 run-off election. In separate meetings with Vice President Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party and George Weah from the Coalition of Democratic Change, President Mahama called for a peaceful vote.

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JM in Liberia for election re-run

December 25, 2017

JM in Liberia for election re-run

December 25, 2017

Former President John Dramani Mahama has arrived in Monrovia for Liberia's presidential run-off, taking place on December 26.    President Mahama who is the Head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Team this morning held a briefing session with the 25-man Observation Team that will be deployed throughout Liberia during tomorrow’s election.    The briefing included a presentation by the ECOWAS Technical Support Team that was deployed to assist the Liberian...

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RE: Mahama occupying a military land

December 07, 2017

RE: Mahama occupying a military land

December 07, 2017

The Office of HE John Dramani Mahama has described as irresponsible and reckless, an allegation by Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul that the former president is occupying or has appropriated a land or property belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces. In a statement released Thursday evening, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to the Former President, said while the minister did not provide any details of the said property, “we presume that the minister’s irresponsible claim is in respe...

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President Mahama speaks on Africa's Democratic Dividends & Deficits

December 04, 2017

President Mahama speaks on Africa's Democratic Dividends & Deficits

December 04, 2017

Former President John Dramani Mahama is in South Africa to attend an Experts Seminar being organised by the African Union and the South African Government to commemorate the 10th year of the adoption of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG). President Mahama will be delivering the keynote address at the Seminar, which opens in Pretoria on Monday, on Africa’s Democratic Dividends and Deficits. He will later join participants to discuss issues relating to demo...

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2017 Farmers Day Message

December 01, 2017

2017 Farmers Day Message

December 01, 2017

Congratulations to all our farmers and fisherfolk across the country. In celebrating our farmers today, let us also remind ourselves of the difficulties they confront in order to provide food for the nation and contribute to our foreign exchange earnings. My administration started working on addressing issues of access to Finance and Mechanized Equipment, to help boost productivity and profits. We reinvigorated the Agricultural Mechanisation Centres and launched a Farmer Services Centre Pr...

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NDC will not reverse FREE SHS - Mahama

November 28, 2018

NDC will not reverse FREE SHS - Mahama

November 28, 2018

There are no "naysayers" when it comes to free SHS. After all it was? recognized and enshrined in our constitution by the ordinary people of this nation who gathered at the Consultative Assembly and drew up the 1992 constitution. Disagreement over the programme is about the optimal pace of implementation. A more carefully considered plan of implementation adopted by broad stakeholder consultation would have resulted in clear policies and guidelines, which would have avoided the current challe...

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Statement on meeting with the regional chairpersons caucus of the NDC

November 10, 2018

Statement on meeting with the regional chairpersons caucus of the NDC

November 10, 2018

The Office of HE John Dramani Mahama wishes to formally thank the Regional Chairpersons Caucus of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for their fraternal visit on Thursday November 09, 2017, and also appreciate the opportunity to discuss a number of issues. Given that the former president had always wanted to thank Ghanaians for their support and cooperation during his tenure as both Vice President and President of the Republic of Ghana, and as reiterated during the meeting he will discuss...

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SPEECH: Challenges of Democracy & Development in Africa

November 02, 2017

SPEECH: Challenges of Democracy & Development in Africa

November 02, 2017

Thank you for the very kind words used to introduce me this afternoon.   Mr. Chairman, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and my friend Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; the Director-General of State Security, Alhaji Lawal Musa; and the Director of the Institute of State Security, Mr. M.B. Seiyefa, I thank you all for the kind invitation to deliver today’s graduation lecture.I also acknowledge the presence of the High Commissioner of Ghana to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   I am p...

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President Buhari hosts H.E Mahama

President Buhari hosts H.E Mahama

HE John Dramani Mahama was on Thursday night hosted to a private dinner by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Residential Villa of the State House.    President Mahama was in Abuja to deliver the Graduation Lecture of the Institute of Security Studies, at the invitation of President Buhari and the Director General of State Services, Alhaji Lawal Must Daura, mni.    President Mahama spoke on the theme, 'The Challenges of Democracy and Development in Afr...

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CRIG Guest House not built for Mahama

CRIG Guest House not built for Mahama

The Office of Former President John Dramani Mahama has learnt of a number of claims by Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday. Among others, Mr. Boahen Aidoo stated that President John Dramani Mahama influenced the award of a contract to construct a guest house at Bole in the Northern Region to "enable him enjoy comfortable holidays during visits to his constituency.” For the avoidance of doubt...

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Mahama meets AfDB President ahead of 2017 World Food Prize Ceremony

Mahama meets AfDB President ahead of 2017 World Food Prize Ceremony

Former President John Dramani Mahama yesterday morning held discussions with the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, on new ways to attract more young people into farming and improving agriculture production in Africa. President Mahama is in Des Moines, Iowa in the United States of America as the Special Guest of Honour at a ceremony to confer the 2017 World Food Prize Award on Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. The Laureate Award Ceremony is part of the 2017 Borlaug...

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President Mahama leads ECOWAS Observer Mission to Liberia

President Mahama leads ECOWAS Observer Mission to Liberia

Former President John Dramani Mahama is leaving Accra today for Monrovia to lead the Observer Mission of ECOWAS to the October 10, 2017 Liberian general elections. As former Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Mahama has been celebrated for his commitment to ensuring the stability of the sub-region and the continent generally. His tenure as Chair saw the quick handling of various sub-regional crisis including the Burkinabe Political turmoil, the electi...

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President Mahama mourns WK Aboah

President Mahama mourns WK Aboah

Former President John Mahama on Saturday participated in the traditional one week commemoration of the death of former National Security Adviser, William Aboah. The retired Police Commissioner and former Director of Immigration also served as a Minister for the Interior during the tenure of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).   Accompanied by former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, former Interior Minister Prosper Bani and executives of the NDC, President Mahama expressed his condolen...

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Mahama salutes NDC family & Rawlings on June 4 Anniv

Mahama salutes NDC family & Rawlings on June 4 Anniv

Former President John Dramani Mahama has extended his felicitations to the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) HE Jerry John Rawlings, members of the NDC and cadres of the revolution on the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of the June 4 Revolution. June 4, as one of the recognized anniversary days of the NDC, is a Day of Accountability, and according to President Mahama, this year’s celebration is coinciding with the 25th Anniversary of the NDC which falls on June 10. &...

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Remarks by HE John Dramani Mahama on Agriculture is cool: Engaging Africa’s youth at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group Ahmedabad, India. May 22- 25, 2017

Remarks by HE John Dramani Mahama on Agriculture is cool: Engaging Africa’s youth at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group Ahmedabad, India. May 22- 25, 2017

Thank you Lerato for the introduction Let me also thank the President of the African Development Bank, my good friend Dr. Adesina and his team for the invitation to me and other distinguished African citizens, some of who are on this afternoon’s panel. I am happy to be part of the quest to find solutions to the agricultural challenge that faces Africa, but which can be transformed into a multi-million-dollar opportunity for the continent and for our youth especially. As an African...

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Mahama attends AfDB 2017 Meetings in India

Mahama attends AfDB 2017 Meetings in India

Former President John Dramani Mahama is in Ahmedabad, India to attend the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The AfDB, which works to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of African people, is meeting on the theme ‘Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa.’ Former President Mahama will be speaking at a session on ‘Engaging Africa’s youth in Agriculture’ and also participate in a number of other sessions...

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Former envoys call on the Former President

Former envoys call on the Former President

Non-career Ambassadors and High Commissioners who served during the tenure of President John Dramani Mahama have paid a courtesy call on him to thank him for the honour and opportunity to serve their country abroad. Spokesperson for the former envoys, Ambassador Sam Pee Yalley, congratulated President Mahama for his dedicated service to Ghana, noting that he served with honour and distinction. The group indicated that as envoys, they are proud of their service, which contributed to the signi...

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Mahama chairs opening of new Obasanjo Centre in Abuja

Mahama chairs opening of new Obasanjo Centre in Abuja

Former President John D. Mahama on Tuesday chaired a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, to inaugurate the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Good Governance and Development at the National Open University of Nigeria. The ceremony, which was also attended by a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, was an opportunity to honour the former Nigerian President for his commitment and contribution to the promotion of education in Nigeria. The National Open University of Nigeria which started...

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It's workers day.

It's workers day.

I join my fellow countrymen and women to salute you all, gallant Ghanaian workers. #CelebratingGHWorkers #MayDay2017

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Blame not Mahama for your failures

Blame not Mahama for your failures

Special Aide to HE John Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, has in a statement advised President Nana Akufo-Addo and his government to work to fulfill their many promises to Ghanaians, instead of blaming the former president for their inability to fulfill the promises. Below is Mrs. Mogtari's full statement.   Blame not Mahama for your failures A statement by Joyce B. Mogtari   A government-sponsored attack has been launched on HE John Dramani Mahama, former President of t...

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Mr. Mahama receives Akuapem delegation

Mr. Mahama receives Akuapem delegation

A delegation from the Akuapem Royal House has official informed HE John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, of the death and funeral arrangements for the late queen mother of Akuapem, Ohemaa Dokua 1. The delegation, which called on the former President on Monday in his office, thanked him for his support, leadership over the years, and invited him to the funeral of the late queen mother.   President Mahama was joined by former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, Profe...

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John Mahama at David Axelrod’s Institute of Politics

John Mahama at David Axelrod’s Institute of Politics

Former President John D. Mahama early this month, April, shared his thoughts, knowledge and experiences as a former African Leader, a Historian, Communications Practitioner and Author with faculty and students of some universities in Chicago, USA. From the Northwestern University, the Chicago State University and the University of Chicago, President Mahama took his audience through a history of democratic consolidation on the African continent, the importance of peace and stability as a key i...

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Rev Jackson hosts John Mahama

Rev Jackson hosts John Mahama

American civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson on Sunday hosted former President John Dramani Mahama to dinner in Chicago, USA.  The dinner, attended by the Jackson family, afforded the two leaders an opportunity to discuss global issues, promoting peace and justice across the world, and improving the lives of African people.  President Mahama is in Chicago to deliver a series of lectures at the University of Chicago, the Chicago State University and the Northwestern Univ...

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Mahama inspires Boston Univ students

Mahama inspires Boston Univ students

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama is in Boston to deliver a series of lectures and also interact with the academic community in the Boston Area. On the first day of his three-days in Boston, Mr. Mahama visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and also the Boston University where he interacted with faculty and students of the two institutions.  Mr. Mahama also held meetings with the organizers of the African Development Conference (ADC) 2017 at the Harvard Univ...

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Baroness Scotland welcomes John Mahama

Baroness Scotland welcomes John Mahama

HE John Dramani Mahama on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Scotland, in London.  The two leaders discussed a number of issues relating to the development of the African Continent and how the Commonwealth Secretariat can help with addressing some of the identified challenges. The discussions also looked at democratic consolidation in Africa, women empowerment, African Economic Development and the challenges with Africa's populatio...

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Recollections of a Former African President

March 24, 2017

Recollections of a Former African President

March 24, 2017

On 24 February 2017, the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) hosted the former president of Ghana, John Mahama, at a roundtable discussion based on his book My First Coup d’état: And Other Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa. President Mahama was Ghana’s fourth leader of its fourth Republic. He was elected for a four-year term from 2013 to 2017. Preceding the election, he had served as the country’s de...

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Falsehood: No attack on former First Lady

Falsehood: No attack on former First Lady

Former First lady Lordina Dramani Mahama has not been involved in any gun shots incident, and is hale and hearty with her family. A statement denying reports from a phoney news website said, there has been no armed attack or robbery at the residence of former President John Dramani Mahama.  The former first family has been inundated with phone calls from concerned friends and relatives since the false publication on social media last night. The statement, signed by Joyce B. Mogtari, S...

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Women need our full support - Mrs. Mahama

Women need our full support - Mrs. Mahama

HE Lordina Dramani Mahama, President of the Lordina Foundation and former First Lady of Ghana, has in a message on International Women’s Day noted that the world owes it a duty to offer women all the support they need to fully exploit their potential and creativity. International Women’s Day, commemorated every March 08, has as its theme for 2017, ‘Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50:50 by 2030’. Mrs. Mahama argues that there there can be no other time th...

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I salute all Ghanaians

I salute all Ghanaians

Former President John Mahama has in a tweet and Facebook message on the occasion of Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary urged his fellow countrymen to work towards a better country. See President Mahama's 60th Independence Anniversary Message below:  "I salute all Ghanaians on the occasion of our 60th Independence Anniversary. Let's dedicate ourselves, on this occasion, to make the next 60years even better."

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Mahama mourns with Alan Kyeremanten

February 27, 2017

Mahama mourns with Alan Kyeremanten

February 27, 2017

HE John Dramani Mahama on Sunday joined the family of the late Mrs. Bridget Kyerematen-Darko for her final funeral rites following her burial on Saturday.  The deceased who until her death was the Executive Director of Aid to Artisans, Ghana was the sister of Ghana's Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen.  Former President Mahama was accompanied to the funeral by former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, a former Deputy Chief of Staff Johny Osei Kofi and some senior me...

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HOW CAN AFRICA WIN THE PROGRESS RACE?

February 23, 2017

HOW CAN AFRICA WIN THE PROGRESS RACE?

February 23, 2017

HOW CAN AFRICA WIN THE PROGRESS RACE? KEYNOTE SPEECH BY HE JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA AT THE ALM PERSON OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARDS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017     Thank you and good evening. It is an honour to be in the company of such distinguished fellow Africans gathered here tonight- Africans who have committed their lives to changing the negative narrative about our continent. A narrative about Africa being the richest continent, ye...

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Mahama attends Barrow's Inauguration

February 24, 2017

Mahama attends Barrow's Inauguration

February 24, 2017

Former President John Dramani Mahama will today join the people of The Gambia to inaugurate their new leader, President Adama Barrow, weeks after he was sworn into office in The Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Barrow's inauguration today, coincides with the 52nd Independence Anniversary of the small West African Country. Former President John Mahama was an ECOWAS Co-Mediator in the efforts towards resolving the election dispute that followed the December 01, 2016 election. Sign...

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WHEN THE APPLAUSE IS LOUDEST

February 22, 2017

WHEN THE APPLAUSE IS LOUDEST

February 22, 2017

Good morning. Thank you, Aly Khan Satchu for the invitation to speak, and for that gracious introduction. It is a real pleasure and an honour to be here in Nairobi with all of you today. I am grateful for the opportunity to share some thoughts on democracy in general, and democracy in our beloved Africa in particular. I would like to begin by telling you a story. It’s a story that I have told many times in my life and have even written about. It’s about an...

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