The NDC caucus in parliament is demanding copies of the handing over notes presented to the Administrator-General by President Akufo-Addo’s appointees.
The demand, according to the NDC MPs is grounded in the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845) which enjoins the Administrator-General to make available to the person elected as President the original copies of the handing-over notes, a copy to parliament, the Chief Justice and other institutions.
Addressing the media, leader of the NDC caucus leader Haruna Iddrisu disclosed parliament does not have copies of the handing over notes.
The Tamale South MP stated the notes will assist members of the appointments committee to property scrutinize President Akufo-Addo’s new ministers especially those returning to the second term.
“Section 6 of the Presidential Transition Act requires that the government prepares handing over notes 30 days to the presidential election. Whether this has been complied with, I am in doubt. We are demanding respect to the letter and spirit of Act 845 that all handing over notes of Ministries, Departments and Agencies are made available to Parliament.”
The Transition requires the Office of the President to prepare handing over notes, which covers activities and programmes of the Presidency (President and Vice-President), Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Regional Ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).