Prez Mahama Commends Parliament For Smooth Transition
President John Dramani Mahama has commended Parliament for the quick and smooth manner in which the swearing-in ceremony was organised soon after the passing of late President John Evans Atta Mills.
“I want to particularly commend the Speaker for providing me with the calming effects to go for the swearing-in as I initially found it difficult to come to terms with the transition of the late President,” he added.
President Mahama said this when Mrs Joyce Bamford Addo, Speaker of Parliament led a delegation from Parliament to call on him at the Castle, Osu.
Mrs Bamford Addo who was accompanied by Edward Doe Adjaho, first Deputy of Speaker and Jones Kugblenu, Director of Public Affairs, was at the Castle to congratulate him for his new responsibility as the President of Ghana.
He said although, Parliament was not a new place for him, he felt traumatised and could have found it difficult to go in for the swearing-in ceremony, but for the encouragement from the Speaker and other Members.
He promised to institutionalise peace and unity, the key values that late President Mills had left for the nation.
Mrs Bamford Addo said although the death of late President Mills was traumatising and irreplaceable, they in Parliament were hopeful that President Mahama would be able to continue with the good work that he had embarked on.