Fifty four state institutions have submitted their handing over notes to the government’s transition team to help in the discharge of their duties.
They include 40 Ministries and Department Agencies and 14 Regional Coordinating Councils.
The Office of Administrative General will in turn forward copies of the report to Parliament, Chief Justice, Council of State and Public Record and Archives Administration Department, according to law.
Speaking at the maiden formal working meeting of the government’s transition team, the Chief of Staff and Chairperson of the team, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, noted that even though the report is voluminous, “it is going to keep us busy and we are ready for it.”
She said they are presented with another opportunity to serve the country, noting that the meeting would pave the way for the formation of various sub-committees, as stipulated in Section 4 (Act 845). Among them are the inauguration committee, government machinery sub-committee, Presidency sub-committees deemed relevant for the work of the team.
“These sub-committee will play key roles in achieving the goals of the transition team. I use this opportunity to ask for effective collaboration among you to ensure the team discharges its duties meaningfully,” she said.
“It is expected that the team will work round the clock and be able to submit the report to the President the day after inauguration,” Mrs Osei-Opare added.
The Ahafo and Upper West Regional Coordinating councils did not submit their handing over notes, according to the Director of Administrations at the Office of Administrative General, Alhaji Yakubu Atchulo.
He attributed the delay to the fact Ahafo Region is among the newly created and the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview with journalists, a Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, said it is the duty of the team to ensure a smooth transfer of power.
According to him, in spite of the huge size of the Akufo-Addo led government, it is able to work tremendously to ensure transformation and development across all sectors of the economy.
Mr Hadzide Enam opined that sharp attention has been paid to all sectors and these have been represented by the renewal of mandate with huge difference between him and his closest contender in the just ended election.
He therefore entreated Ghanaians to expect that all the various interventions that were started within the four years of the government and more would be implemented.
“Ghanaians should expect steps that will go to consolidate the various interventions that have been implemented. Ghanaians should expect that in keeping with the President’s attitude of keeping to the promises that he makes to the people of Ghana, all the promises that he made before the 2020 election, which are also contained in the NPP party’s manifesto, will be implemented,” the Deputy Information Minister stated.