Ghanaian president appoints 15-member transition team

NEW YORK,NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana speaks on September 20,2017 in New York,USA. (Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images)

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday appointed a 15-member team to handle the transition of power to the president-elect.

FILE PHOTO: Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana during a past event. (Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images)

Akufo-Addo was re-elected for a second four-year term on Monday. He is scheduled to be sworn in on January 7 next year.

The transition team would be chaired by Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Office of the President said in a statement on Thursday.

Chana’s law specifies that the transition team should be formed within 24 hours after the declaration of the presidential election result, and both the incumbent and the president-elect shall appoint an equal number of persons to a transition team.

The Presidential Transition Act also stipulates that when the incumbent is re-elected for a second term, the president shall designate members of the transition team.