Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Nominates Jean Mensa As New EC Chair
President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated the boss of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Jean Adukwei Mensa as the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission, following the removal of Charlotte Osei as the EC boss few weeks ago.
In a statement released by the Chief of Staff, the President also nominated Mr Samuel Tettey and Dr Eric Asare Bossman as Deputy Commissioners, as well as Ms Adwoa Asuama Abrefa as a Member of the Commission.
Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa, is currently the Executive Director of the Institute of
Economic Affairs (IEA), and Co-ordinator of the Ghana Political Parties Programme.
She is a lawyer by profession, and has carved a niche for herself in the field of
Policy Research and Advocacy. She has been involved in the development of
policies such as the Presidential Transition Act of 2012; the Revised 1992
Constitution of Ghana (draft); the Political Parties Funding Bill; and the Revised
Political Parties Bill. In 2010, she served as a Commissioner of 1992 Constitution
Review Commission, and is currently a member of the Government Committee
tasked with preparing the Affirmative Action Bill. She is married with three children.
Mr Samuel Tettey
Mr. Samuel Tettey is currently the Director, Electoral Services (Elections) at the
Electoral Commission, a position he has held since January 2014. He has held
several positions in the Electoral Commission, including District Electoral Officer in
the Awutu/Effutu/Senya District, and Central Regional Director of the EC, a position
he held from 2005 to 2011. He has been a member of many Election Observer
Missions to countries such as the Kingdom of Lesotho, Guinea and Liberia. He is
married with three children.
Dr Eric Asare Bossman
Dr. Eric Asare Bossman, is currently the Head of the Department of Political Science
at the University of Ghana, Legon. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in
International Affairs from Ohio University, and, also, has a Doctor of Philosophy
degree in Political Science from West Virginia University. He is the author of several
policy papers in the areas of International Politics, Democracy in Ghana, and has
teaching and research interests in the fields of Comparative Public Policy,
Democratic Development, Public Policy Analysis, Human Rights, International
Security, Globalisation, and Forced Migration.
Ms Adwoa Asuama Abrefa
Ms Adwoa Asuama Abrefa is a corporate legal practitioner, with specialisation in
Land/Property Acquisitions, Corporate Law, and Corporate Governance. She is
currently the General Manager, Legal and Corporate Affairs, at Cirrus Oil Services
Limited, and holds an LLM Master of Laws Degree in Oil and Gas, and a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.
She is married with one child.
Below is the statement:
More to follow.
Report by Gideon Sarpong | WakeUp Africa