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John Mahama sworn in as Ghana’s President to begin full four-year term

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President John Mahama
President John Mahama

John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in by the Chief Justice to begin his full four-year term as President of Ghana beginning today January 7, 2013.

The President’s inauguration took place at the Independence Square in Accra and was attended by about 13 Heads of State with thousands of Ghanaians witnessing the event.

President Mahama served as a ‘caretaker’ President following the demise of the Late Professor John Atta Mills July 24, 2012 but won the country’s December 7, 2012 presidential polls.

The oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice, Mrs Theodora Georgina Wood, before an open Parliament at the Independence Square.

Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur also took the oath of office.

Foreign Heads of State, heads of delegations, Former President Jerry John Rawlings and Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, the diplomatic community in Ghana and other very important personalities graced the occasion.

By Ekow Quandzie

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