Handing over to Akufo-Addo-led government starts today


The outgoing John Mahama-led administration will Wednesday morning present its handing over notes containing details about the state of the nation to the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

The Transition Team, jointly inaugurated by President Mahama and president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, is expected to sit for six weeks from Wednesday.

The meeting will afford the incoming government the opportunity to enquire about matters of national interest from the Mahama administration.

The transition team will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the International Conference Centre to set up the Transitional Committee comprising those of the incoming and outgoing teams.

There would also be the transitional sub-committee on finance, energy, infrastructure, social services, the presidency, etc, presenting their handing over notes to representatives of the incoming administration.

The spokesperson for president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, Mustapha Hamid, said Tuesday once his team gets the notes they would scrutinise it and ask further questions for clarity as this would be the basis for proceeding on anything.

“Certainly there would be questions that we would need clarifications on, and those questions would be the basis for meetings…we already have a lot of information from various ministries and government agencies and we hope that the notes that we would be given would be consistent with some of the things that we know. Where there are inconsistencies we would ask questions,” he said.

Mr Hamid does not expect any hiccups past transitions have experienced if the teams work with honesty, openness and transparency as said Nana Akufo-Addo said.

He stressed that past traditions did not have a law governing them, unlike the current system where there is a law governing the process adding he has “no doubt this would be arguably the smoothest transition process we are likely to have.”

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Mahama to reward ‘heroic’ taxi driver with a house


President John Mahama has pledged to give a house to the taxi driver who foiled a robbery attack on a female Koala employee at Cantonments in Accra on Saturday by ramming his taxi into a motor bike that was conveying two suspects who had shot the victim in the thigh.

The Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, disclosed this when he hosted the taxi driver, Nana Yaw, at the Flagstaff House on Monday.

Mr Amissah-Arthur joined thousands of other Ghanaians to commend the driver for his patriot and heroic act.


The Director General of the Criminals Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr Prosper Agblor, had earlier commended the taxi driver for his bravery, pledging that the damaged taxi would be repaired by the police.

Meanwhile the management of Koala has pledged to purchase a new car for the taxi driver, following damage to his taxi.

It also stated that its employee who was attacked was not transporting money to the bank as had been reported by a section of the media.

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery.

They are the Supervisor of the Cantonments branch of the Koala Supermarkets, a security man at ACACIA Construction Firm at Cantonments, and two suspected armed robbers, Stanley Obaleko, alias Suleiman Mohammed, 35, a Nigerian, and Oko Quarcoo, 30, a Ghanaian.

The supervisor, Gilbert Osabutey, 36, from Koala and his accomplice, Doe Ahiatafu, 28, a security man, were said to have masterminded the robbery operation.

The female victim, who sustained gunshot wounds, was admitted at the 37 Military Hospital, while the two suspected robbers, who also sustained serious bone fractures, were admitted at the Police Hospital in Accra.

Source: Graphic.com.gh