Mahama's critics say there is no reason to celebrate his first year in office. Nii Armah Akomfrah, communications director of one of the leading opposition parties, the Convention People's Party, says the government can't be trusted but "they cannot fool the people. Everybody can see."
Waiting for visible results
There is also considerable skepticism on the streets of the capital Accra, DW's Ghana correspondent reports.
A young man, Paa Kwesi, mentioned the failure to build the promised 50 schools and said the president had done nothing about corruption.
These sentiments were echoed by female resident Akyia Anokye who said she was not sure if Mahama had done anything "because I have not seen anything." Leonard Tetteh commented that there is always a certain amount of difficulty when a new government takes over but this time "we are in so much distress, I have never experienced this before."
He and others will be watching closely and hoping that the president delivers on his promises for 2014.