President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his first working day in office Monday has received an interim transition report from the government side of the transition team set up to facilitate the handover of the nation’s administration.

The interim report, covering 24 sectors of the economy, is an Executive Summary of matters that the transition team dealt with in the course of their work and was presented to the new president at his Flagstaff House office here.

The team’s six-week mandate expires on Feb 3. The final report of the transition team is expected to be delivered to the President on Feb 10.

President Akufo-Addo Addo commended the team for the initiative, noting it was appropriate that he was apprised of the issues which would confront his government, especially on his first day at work.

“I thank you for the work you are doing. It is work for the people of Ghana … We will look at the report and call for clarifications when needed,” he told the team. “It’s a good initiative. I would be better prepared to set things in motion as a result of the work you have done.”

President Akufo-Addo, however, queried why he was being given a one-sided report when the transition team was composed of two groups comprising his government side and those from the former administration.

“I don’t understand. My understanding is that the transition team incorporates both groups of the transition team. I only see one part of it here.”

The leader of government’s side of the team, Yaw Osafo Marfo, a banker and former finance minister, explained that the report presented was the work of the government side which the team was bringing to his attention.

He said the report itemised issues and things which should engage the government in the first 100 days of President Akufo-Addo’s administration. “The report is informative and useful for your administration to hit the ground running,” he told President Akufo-Addo.



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