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General News of Thursday, 20 December 2012

Source: Minister of Information

Ministers and appointees to return official vehicles by January 4

The Transition Team in compliance with the Presidential (Transition) Act, has directed ministers, deputy ministers and all government appointees who keep official four-wheel vehicles, to return them to their various ministries, departments and agencies by Friday, 4th January, 2013.

All Ministries, Departments and Agencies have also been directed to submit their handing over notes to the Chief of Staff by Tuesday, 1st January, 2013 for onward transfer to the Administrator-General.

The directive was issued by the second working session of the Transition Team, chaired by the Vice President, Mr Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, in Accra on Wednesday.

The deadline has been set to not only ensure a clean wrap up of the work of the incumbent administration but also to ensure the smooth political transfer of power to the new administration of President John Mahama, as required by the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845).

This is the first time, under the fourth republic, that the political transfer of power is being regulated by legislation.

Those in occupation of official bungalows are also reminded that under the Presidential Transition Act, they have up to three months from the day of inauguration of the President to vacate their accommodation.