Ghana's John Dramani Mahama promises stability
July 26 , 2012
Ghana's new President John Mahama has vowed to maintain stability following the death of his 68-year-old predecessor John Atta Mills.
Mahama, 53, was sworn in several hours after the president died at a hospital in the capital Accra.
The opposition has hailed the speedy transition, saying it indicated Ghana had grown into a mature democracy.
Atta Mills, who suffered from throat cancer, had governed since 2009 and was planning to run for a second term in elections in December.
Under his leadership, Ghana became one of the world’s major oil producers.