The meeting, which lasted about two hours, according to a communique issued by the Presidency, “was held in a good atmosphere, one of frank exchanges and mutual respect”.
Former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama were received by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare, who ushered them to meet President Akufo-Addo for the closed-door meeting.
President Akufo-Addo had in both his inaugural speech and maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) said he would draw on the wisdom and experience of the former presidents because, “They represent the continuity of the institutions of our Republic, for which we thank God”.
“I am in the enviable position of being the first Ghanaian leader to be able to draw on the experiences of three living, former Presidents. This should, definitely, enrich my tenure of office,” he said in the SONA.
The communiqué said it was the intention of President Akufo-Addo to have further meetings with the three former Presidents in the future.