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Many things went wrong under Mahama’s gov't – Gloria Akuffo

Ms Gloria Akuffo, a member of the incoming government’s transition team responsible for legal affairs, says the Mahama-led government presided over many wrongs, posing a daunting task for the NPP government to surmount.

Many Ghanaians reposed high confidence in the Akufo-Addo-led government to deliver on their many promises. But assessing the performance of the outgoing government, Ms. Akuffo says a lot of things need to be done if the NPP would achieve its promises to Ghanaians.

‘The battle is the Lord’s’ was the catchphrase of the New Patriotic Party during years of campaigning which paid off eventually on December 9 when the party’s presidential candidate was declared winner of the December 7 general elections.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the presidential election with 5,716,026 representing 53.85% of the total votes cast, beating off stiff competition from the incumbent president, John Mahama who had 4, 713,277 representing 44.40 percent.

At a thanksgiving service at the Accra Sports Stadium by the NPP on Sunday, Ms Gloria Akuffo told TV3’s Nana Aduah, “the battle did not end at the end of the elections; indeed the battle has just began”.

The transition team began its work on Wednesday December 14 prior to the handing over of power on January 7, 2017, but Ms. Akuffo analysed, “there are a lot of things to be done, too many things have gone wrong.”

Though she did not mention exactly things that have gone wrong, this is what she said of the work ahead: “In my life I have realized renovation is more difficult than to start from the beginning. Indeed there is a lot more to be done”.

Prof. Mike Ocquaye, who has been tipped as the next Speaker of Parliament, early on told TV3 the NPP is “humbled by the fact that there is work ahead”.

Nonetheless, he said, the party has more people capable of surmounting whatever challenge that is ahead of them.

Meanwhile, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), Dr. Eric Oduro Osae has charged ministers who would be appointed to listen to the chief directors in their respective ministries who have the technical expertise, which he identified as the weak point of the outoing administration.

Source: 3 News

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