13:21, 31.Jul 2018
President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Mrs Jean Mensa, former Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) as the new Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.
He also swore in a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Eric Asare Bossman; Ms Adjoa Esuama Abrefa, a corporate legal practitioner with specialisation in land property acquisition, and Samuel Tettey, Director of Electoral services in charge of elections at the Electoral Commission as deputy commissioners of the electoral management body.
This follows the removal from office on Thursday 28th June 2018 of the former chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei and the two deputies: Mr Amadu Sulley and Mrs Goergina Opoku Amankwah, by President Akufo-Addo after a committee established by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo to investigate petitions brought against them, recommended their removal.
Further, the retirement of Mrs Pauline Dadzawa, a member of the commission, on Monday 30th April 2018 created an additional vacancy within the commission.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, 1 August 2018.