President John Dramani Mahama and his vice have one month before swearing-in of the new President on January 7 to vacate their official bungalows if their tenure expires.
Parliament on Thursday approved an amendment to the Presidential (Transition) Act 2012 that will compel the Office Administrator General the powers to legally and forcefully evict an outgoing President and his or her Vice when they exceed the grace period.
Under the new legislation, Ministers of State and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) also have up to three months to vacate government bungalows or face forceful eviction.
According to parliament, the new law will give the requisite power to the Administrator General to efficiently ensure a smooth transition from one administration to the next.
The law is expected to end instances of administrative lapses, forced evictions and seizure of vehicles that have characterised the transition processes.