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General News of Monday, 12 December 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Ghana has consolidated its democratic credentials - Mahama

President John Mahama says with the successful election on December 7 and the transition process ongoing, Ghana has consolidated its democratic credentials.

In reference to his speech on the eve of election day, where he said Ghana was going to have a peaceful election, the President said Ghanaians have scored a distinction in its democratic quest.

He said with the smooth transfer of power Ghana has earned the respect and admiration of not only the rest of African but also the world.

The President was speaking at the inauguration of the Transition Team at the International Conference Centre in Accra, which he co-chaired with the President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to him, since the adoption of the 1992 Constitution, Ghana has worked to perfect the legislation to lead its complex journey on the landscape of governance.

He said all Ghanaians must applaud themselves for creating a useful subsidiary legislation like the Presidential Transition Act of which serves the nation well at critical moment in the democratic journey.

Mr Mahama noted the Act has become a convenient instrument in guiding the nation to achieving a successful the transfer of power.

"For the incoming administration, it is time to cut the celebration and prepare yourself to assume the reigns of governance. For the outgoing, it is time to wrap up business and say your farewells," he noted.

He added that beyond the transition both sides have the responsible to work together in the common interest of the nation.