President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has cautioned the transition teams to allow “transparency” to guide them in all dealings.
“I would entreat you, members of the respective transition teams, to let co-operation and transparency be your guiding watchwords,” Nana Akufo-Addo said at the inauguration of the Presidential Transition Teams on Sunday.
He thanked outgoing president John Mahama for his cooperation so far and urged him to take decisions that will be in the best interest of the nation between now and January 7, 2017.
“I am aware that the mandate of His Excellency the President will run until 7th January 2017, and that government is a continuing business. It is important, though, that decisions that are taken between now and then are guided by the national interest,” Akufo-Addo stated.
He added: “I have so far received full co-operation from His Excellency the President, for which I thank him and I hope and expect that it will so continue until the formal transfer of authority takes place on 7th January next year. In the meantime, I wish you the best of luck in your endeavours. The Ghanaian people are expectant. I am sure you will not disappoint them.”
The transition teams have three weeks to execute their job with chief of Staff Julius Debrah heading the government side while Yaw Osafo Maafo represents the incoming government.