President John Dramani Mahama has stated that he has no definite plans when he exits office after January 7 except to a good rest.
According to the President, the only thing that he has taught of is to take a rest having worked tirelessly for three conservative years.
He stated that this would offer him the opportunity to do what he termed a “well deserved rest”.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 50th Ordinary Session of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday President Mahama disclosed that many of his colleagues are asking him what his plans were after his defeat in the just ended December 7 general election.
President Mahama indicated that going forward he would be more engaged on sub-regional, continental and global matters.
He explained that Ghana currently has a joint team working to ensure a smooth transition and said he believed some of the members would attend the inauguration of President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo.
He thanked his colleague presidents and ECOWAS and observer groups who were in Ghana to supervise the elections.
“I am grateful to the Almighty God and the people of Ghana for the opportunity to have served in the highest office of President; I have enjoyed the fulfilling career and since I emerged on the political scene in Ghana in 1996.
I served as Member of Parliament for three terms, I served as deputy minister, a minister, a vice president and ultimately the President of my country,” he recounted.
President Mahama further thanked his colleague presidents for the friendship and corporation he has enjoyed and the ECOWAS Commission for the opportunity to serve as its chairman.
He recalled the hard work they did together in resolving the Ebola outbreak which hit three West African countries.
He also acknowledged that the elections in Ghana were generally peaceful and that Ghana has enjoyed successful transitions from one government to the other over the years and these elections have consolidated the country’s reputation.