Transcript of President John Mahama’s Congratulatory Message to President Obama
November 8, 2012
I have received with great joy the news of your re-election as the
44th President of the United States of America, and on behalf of the
Government and People of Ghana and on my on behalf, I wish to convey to
you our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for success during
your second term of office.
Your resounding victory in the closely fought presidential elections
held on Tuesday 6th November 2012, is a strong testimony of the
unshakeable confidence reposed by the American people in you and in the
Democratic Party, to lead the United States of America in the years
ahead, to continue to strengthen America’s economy, maintain its strong
political institutions, protect its borders and give hope to the
millions of people around the world who cherish the values of freedom,
unfettered economic growth and the pursuit of their ideals of a better
I look forward to continuing to work with you and your government, to
strengthen and deepen the excellent partnership between Ghana and the
United States of America over the next four years, for the realisation
of fruitful programmes that will inure to our mutual benefit.
Accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Ghana and the US have a cordial bilateral relationship. President
Obama visited Ghana in July 2009 and later hosted the late President,
Atta Mills at the White House in March 2012.