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|Prime Minister of Ghana|
|Appointer||Governor-General of Ghana (1957–1960)|
President of Ghana (1969–1972)
|Formation||6 March 1957|
|First holder||Kwame Nkrumah|
|Final holder||Kofi Abrefa Busia|
|Abolished||13 January 1972|
History of the office Edit
The country's first leader and prime minister was Kwame Nkrumah of the Convention People's Party (CPP). He held that post from the date of Ghana's independence – 6 March 1957 to 1 July 1960, when a new constitution came into effect that abolished the position. Nkrumah became President of the Republic, but was later overthrown in a 1966 military coup.
When Ghana returned to civilian rule in 1969, the parliamentary system was restored. The Progress Party (PP), led by Kofi Abrefa Busia, won parliamentary elections and he became Prime Minister on 1 October 1969. Busia's government was deposed in a military coup on 13 January 1972.
A presidential system was instituted in 1979 when civilian rule was re-established. The post of Prime Minister was never revived.
Prime Ministers of Ghana (1957–1972) Edit
- Political parties
|Election||Term of office||Political Party|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|Prime Minister of the Dominion of Ghana|
|1956||6 March 1957||1 July 1960||3 years,
|Prime Minister of the Republic of Ghana|
|Post abolished (1 July 1960 – 1 October 1969)|
|2||Kofi Abrefa Busia
|1969||1 October 1969||13 January 1972||2 years,
|Post abolished (13 January 1972 – present)|
See also Edit
- University, © Stanford; Stanford; California 94305 (3 July 2017). "Nkrumah, Kwame". The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
- Biney, Ama Barbara (2017). Kwame Nkrumah: An Intellectual Biography. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest LLC.