General News of Tue, 3 Jan 201794
Support Akufo-Addo – Mahama pleads
President John Mahama has urged the international community to offer the incoming Nana Akufo-Addo administration same support he received during his tenure, as he receives credentials from three envoys.
According to Mr. Mahama, Ghana needs same support from its foreign counterparts even as the country transitions into a new administration.
Mahama is leaving office on January 7, 2017 having lost the December elections to opposition leader Nana Akufo-addo.
Speaking at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday after receiving credentials of the Indian High Commissioner, Iranian and Moroccan ambassadors, Mahama lauded the three countries for their continuous support for the development of the West African country.
“India has been one of the greatest and closest friends of Ghana… We wish to express our appreciation to India,” Mahama stated.
He added: “We are in transition from one government to another and Ghana has consolidated her democratic credentials. We are on the task of completing the transition.
“I’m sure India is going to continue to be a strong and important partner and you are going to get as much cooperation in your new role from the incoming administration.”
President Mahama had earlier chaired his last cabinet meeting before receiving the envoys. The meeting was used to wrap up his four-year tenure as president and eight years of the National Democratic Congress administration