The two-hour meeting at the Flagstaff House in Accra was between the President, and former presidents Jerry John Mahama, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama.
“I am in the unique position of being able to draw on the wisdom and experience of three former Presidents of the Republic, their Excellencies Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama. They represent the continuity of the institutions of our Republic, for which we thank God,” President Akufo-Addo said in his inaugural speech.A statement issued by the presidency after the meeting said the purpose was to seek the views of the three former presidents on some governance-enhancing measures that his administration intends to take.
It said the meeting was held in “a good atmosphere, one of frank exchanges and mutual respect.
“It is the intention of President Akufo-Addo to have further meetings with the three former Presidents in the future,” the statement said. The statement reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation address on February 21, when he said “I am in the enviable position of being the first Ghanaian leader to be able to draw on the experiences of three living, former Presidents. This should, definitely, enrich my tenure of office.”