Akufo-Addo appoints 15-member transition team

The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced a 15-member transition team that will superintend the transfer of power from his past administration to the new one set to begin on January 7, 2021.

The transition team is headed by the Chief of Staff, Hon. Akosua Frema Opare, according to a statement released signed by the Director of Communications, Office of the President, Eugene Arhin.

Other members of the committee are, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Gloria Akufo, Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama.

The rest are Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, Head of the Local Government Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur, Chair of the Public Services Commission, Dr. Janet Ampadu, Secretary to Cabinet, Mrs. Mercy Debrah, National Security Co-ordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh and Ag. Chief Director, Office of the President, Mr. Henry Wood.

This is in accordance with, the Presidential Transition Act, 2012, (Act 845) enacted to govern the transition from one administration to another.

Section 1(3) of the Act stipulates that “Where the incumbent President is re-elected for a second term, the President shall designate members of the Transition Team”.

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