[ 2012-09-14 ]
President Mahama calls for effective political transition
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 which leaves 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.
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
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 - GRi
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