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Vol 42 No 1

Published 12th January 2001


Ghana

Jobs for Jak

After his chaotic inauguration ceremony on 7 January, new President John Agyekum Kufuor has earned the local sobriquet of 'Jak'. With a transition period of just eight days between the confirmation of his election win and the inauguration, Jak Kufuor and his aides were given a lightning tour of the levers of power by the reluctantly outgoing National Democratic Congress ministers. Already several questions of accountability and security have been raised. To the fury of Kufuor's new Chief of Staff and former Managing Director of Lintas Ghana, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, many of the outgoing ministers secured themselves new four-wheel-drive vehicles before leaving their posts and are loath to vacate their official residences quickly.

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