PHOTOS: The Swearing In Of The New Electoral Commissioner Jean Mensa

H.E President Nana Akufo-Addo was in the swearing-in mode yesterday.

After holding an investiture ceremony to induct the first female Chancellor of the University of Ghana into office, H.E Akufo-Addo later went on to make formal appointments of the seven Supreme Court judges and four new commissioners of the Electoral Commission.

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Coming after the dismissal of Charlotte Osei as the Chairperson of the EC, President Akufo-Addo nominated Jean Mensa, the Executive Secretary of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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Obviously, this was hugely political with opposition NDC kicking against the move, however, the as the country was fixated on the banking crisis, President Akufo-Addo went ahead to swear Jean Mensa and three others into office.

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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.

Check out photos of the swearing-in below:

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