Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Joseph Kobina Ade Coker, has said that all last minute actions undertaken by the outgoing NDC government are not to give the incoming Akufo-Addo led government a tough time in office.
“We are wishing that Nana Addo‘s administration will be a successful one because it is in the interest of all of us that Ghana succeeds” – he said
“All that we are doing, we do in good faith. All the NDC is doing is to help Ghana.” – he added
“All the appointments we are making in these last days in office is to help the country” – he emphasized.
With just a few weeks for the NDC government to leave office, it is still appointing senior public officials, much to the displeasure of the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Earlier this week, President Mahama confirmed Joseph Whittal and Josephine Nkrumah as chairpersons of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and National Commission on Civic Education respectively.
On Tuesday, the NPP, led by Lawyer Philip Addison, filed a suit challenging the power and authority of the outgoing president to appoint and or confirm the chair of CHRAJ as well as the NCCE.
Again, NDC members of parliament, who currently form majority, are pushing for the Right to Information (RTI) Bill to be passed before the end of the sixth parliament.