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President Mahama wants proper political transition

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President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said government would welcome all kinds of suggestions and collaborations that would help streamline the country’s political transition.

He attributed the sporadic blame game among political parties during transitions to lack of proper documentation and filing which leave very little information for effective transfer of power, assets and liabilities.

President Mahama stated this when members of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), led Mr Lord Gus O’Donnell, former United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary called on him at the Castle, Osu.

The members who had been holding meetings and conferences on democratic governance and political transition were in the Castle to find out how they could collaborate with the government of Ghana to enhance democratic transition.

President Mahama said their meeting in Ghana was appropriate and a step in the right direction, considering the fact that the Ghanaian Parliament had just passed the Presidential Transition bill coupled with the  county’s readiness to hold another general election in December, this year.

He commended IDEG for whipping the enthusiasm of Ghanaian politicians on pertinent political issues, which had over the years stemmed acrimony and promoted multi-party activities.

The President also commended Mr O’Donnell for sharing his rich political experience with his Ghanaian counterparts and hoped their conference would help strengthen the country’s democratization process.

Mr O’Donnell commended Ghanaians for their tremendous democratic progress and gave the assurance that the country had the potential of becoming a political icon among her peers and beyond the continent.

He said “ I have never been to Ghana before, but it is amazing to learn that Ghana had advanced that far in democratic dispensation, and I know your country has the potential to perform better in the coming years.”

Mr O’Donnell who would be returning to the UK on Friday, promised to work effectively with more Ghanaian entities to achieve their political targets in the country.

Source: GNA

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