Following the defeat of the ruling National Democratic Congress to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Wednesday, December 7 general election, President John Dramani Mahama has appointed a transitional team.
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, at 1700 hours.
The move is in line with the provisions of the Presidential Transition Act 2012 (Act 845),
A statement issued by Dr Edward K. Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the list includes: Julius Debrah- Chief of Staff; Marietta Brew Appiah Opong- Attorney General and Minister of Justice; Seth E. Terkper- Minister of Finance, and Prosper Bani- Minister of the Interior.
The rest are: Dr Benjamin Kunbour- Minister of Defence; Hanna S. Tetteh- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and Alhaji Collins Dauda- Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.
Representing the President-elect, Nana 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, and Ken Ofori- Atta- Member responsible for Finance.
The rest are: 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, and Albert Kan Dapaah- Member responsible for National Security
In accordance with the provisions of the Presidential Transition Act 2012, the following are statutory members of the Transition Team: Head of the Civil Service; Head of the Local Government Service; Secretary to the Cabinet, and National Security Coordinator.