Outgoing presidents in Ghana could be forcibly evicted from their official residences if they fail to move out in time, under new laws.
Presidents and vice-presidents will have to hand over official homes and vehicles at least two weeks before the inauguration of a new leader.
Ministers and other officials will have one month to do the same.
With general elections due on 7 December, the law aims to reduce delays in transferring government property.
In previous transitions of power, some officials have had to be forcibly evicted and had their state-owned vehicles seized after failing to hand them over.
Ghana’s current leader John Mahama lives in his private residence, while the official presidential residence Flagstaff House is being renovated.
Mr Mahama is standing for re-election and his main opponent is Nana Akufo-Addo. The winner will be inaugurated on 7 January 2017.