News just coming in is that the President, H.E Akufo-Addo has nominated Jean Mensa, the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.
If she is approved by the Council of State, Mrs. Jean Mensa will replace the sacked Charlotte Osei at the commission.
Jean Mensa’s nominated came along with three others – Samuel Tettey as a Deputy Chairperson, Dr. Eric Asare Bossman as a Deputy Chairperson and Adwoa Asuama Abrefa as a Member of the Commission.
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, the IEA website says about its Executive Director who now has to resign.
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.