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President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
                                     President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced plans to constitute a three-member team to consult the chieftaincy institution to discuss and identify the best way for their effective role towards the good governance of the country.

He said every government needed the contributions of the nation’s traditional rulers for a successful administration, hence the need to ensure a more effective and pragmatic role by them.

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated his desire to improve the standards of living for the Ghanaian people before the end of his first term.
In his first international visit after being elected into office, the president-elect who is awaiting his official swearing in ceremony on the 7th of January 2017, said the next four years must see a meaningful impact on the ordinary Ghanaian.
"I am extremely concerned, that the next four years will see a marked improvement in the living standards of the people of Ghana.

Some staff of the National Service Secretariat (NSS) are accusing scheme managers of unfair treatment in ongoing appointments across the country.

The aggrieved staff has petitioned the Board to investigate circumstances under which these individuals were employed by the Secretariat.

The Secretariat since last week is reported to have been issuing appointment letters to newly recruited staff nationwide.

A senior Political Science lecturer says last minute contracts being signed by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) breach the spirit of the Presidential Transition Act (845).

Professor Ransford Gyampo said "one of the spirits behind the law is transparency and continuity," adding acts that undermine that purpose has to be eliminated.

Transition Committee members of President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said they were not happy with reports that government was awarding contracts at a time it is preparing to handover power.



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