President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has nominated Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa as the new Electoral commissioner of Ghana following the removal of Mrs. Charlotte Osei on 28th June 2018.
The statement said President Akufo-Addo was “hopeful that the Council of State will discharge its constitutional duty expeditiously, to enable him to make these critical appointments to this very important institution of State.”
But who is Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa? Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa is the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
Below is how the IEA website describes her:
Mrs. Jean Mensa is the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Ghana’s premier public policy institute and Coordinator of the Ghana Political Parties Programme.
She is a lawyer by profession and a leader of thought in Ghana on governance and democratic issues.
Mrs. Mensa has carved a niche for herself in the field of policy research and advocacy as well as in the development of policy alternatives including the Presidential Transition Act of 2012; the Revised 1992 Constitution of Ghana (draft); the Political Parties Funding Bill and the Revised Political Parties Bill.
Mrs. Mensa was a tireless advocate for the review of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution and served as a Commissioner of the Government-established Constitution Review Commission.
She is currently a member of the Government Committee tasked with preparing the Affirmative Action Bill.
Well, with such a solid experience, she will be one of the finest Electoral Commissioners Ghana will ever have.
The president has also nominated Mr. Samuel Tettey and Dr. Eric Asare Bossman as the two deputies to replaced Mr. Amadu Sulley and Mrs. Georgina Amankwah who were also removed along with Mrs. Charloatte Osei.