The NDC caucus led by Haruna Iddrisu has demand the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo as a matter of urgency provide to parliament the handing over note as required by the presidential transition Act 2012(Act 845)
In a press briefing by the leader of the NDC wing in parliament stated that, after the presidential election, some responsibilities and duties are placed on an Incoming President that are germane for the general governance of the country.
Mr Iddrisu noted that, pursuant to section 1 of the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845), President Nana Addo constituted a Transition Team. It is, however, not enough to simply constitute a transition team, the Team has specific responsibilities to undertake.
According to the leader, section 6 of the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845) requires that the Government to prepare handing over notes 30 days to the Presidential Election.
“Has that been complied with? I doubt! ” He questioned
He emphatically stated per Section 7 of Act 845 requires the Administrator-General to make available to the person elected as President the original copies of the handing-over notes: (2) Of the five other copies, (a) the Administrator-General shall retain one copy, and (b) one copy shall be sent respectively to (i) Parliament, (ii) the Chief Justice, iii) the Council of State, and (iv) the Public Records and Archives Administration Department.
Mr. Haruna Iddrisu indicate tha the incoming ministers need the notes to guide them in policy making and implementation.
Source: Philomena Kuntu Blankson – myghanamedia.com / Rainbow Radio (Parliament Reporter)