GHANA’S TRANSITION TEAM INAUGURATED SUNDAY
Following the election of the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo to the highest office of the land, government together with the NPP will on Sunday outdoor a presidential transition team.
A statement signed by Minister of Communications Dr. Edward Omane Boamah said the team which includes seven members from government and nine others from the NPP will have both Mahama and Akufo-Addo as co-chairs.
Akufo-Addo, defeated incumbent President Mahama with 53.85% of the total votes cast. President Mahama however trailed behind with 44.40% thus truncating his second term bid.
Below is the full statement:
Further to the provisions of the Presidential Transition Act 2012 (Act 845), President John Dramani Mahama has appointed the following as members of the Transition Team:
Julius Debrah- Chief of Staff
Marietta Brew Appiah Opong- Attorney General & Minister for Justice
Seth E. Terkper- Minister for Finance
Prosper Bani- Minister for the Interior
Dr. Benjamin Kunbour- Minister for Defence
Hanna S. Tetteh- Minister for Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration
Alhaji Collins Dauda- Minister for Local Government & Rural Development
Representing the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo are:
Yaw Osafo Maafo- Representative of the President-elect
Frema Osei Opare- Head of the Staff of Office of the President-elect
Gloria Akuffo- Member responsible for Legal Affairs
Ken Ofori- Atta- Member responsible for Finance
Ambrose Dery- Member responsible for the Interior
Dominic Nitiwul- Member responsible for Defence
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey- Member responsible for Foreign Affairs
Hajia Alima Mahama- Member responsible for Local Government
Albert Kan Dapaah- Member responsible for National Security
In accordance with the provisions of the Presidential Transition Act 2012 (Act 845), the following are statutory members of the Transition Team:
Head of the Civil Service
Head of the Local Government Service
Secretary to the Cabinet
National Security Coordinator
The Transition Team, which will be co-chaired by President John Dramani Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President-elect, will be inaugurated on Sunday December 11, 2016 at 5pm.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK