President Mahama has inaugurated the Presidential Transition team as required by law to oversee the peaceful and hitch-free transfer of the affairs of the country from the National Democratic Congress to the New Patriotic Party.
The team will be co chaired by President Mahama and President elect Nana Akufo Addo.
With the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845) the whole process is expected to be drama free as it has been in the past. Before the law transitions had been characterised by force evictions and administrative lapses.
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The Law makes provision for accountability, institutional clarity and structured time for managing the transition process to avoid the challenges experienced in past transitions.
From President Mahama's side the team consist
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.
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From the President-elect side there is 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
Ken Ofori Atta who is in charge of Finance said the NPP has a fair idea of where the economy stands through Bawumia's lectures but the transition process will allow for an in depth knowledge of the state of the economy.