President Akufo-Addo has revealed to the newly sworn in Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa that her appointment is a tough one, hence the need to brace herself.
He cautioned her during the swearing-in ceremony of the latter at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
According to the president, “As you begin work, you will find no “honeymoon” period, neither will you be afforded the chance to settle in to your new responsibilities. ”
President further added that, “On your desk, Madam Chairperson, will be the recommendations of the Report from the Brobbey Commission of Inquiry, on the creation of new regions, which, in accordance with the teachings of the Constitution, I have forwarded to you.
The Electoral Commission, as per the recommendations of the Brobbey report, is to organise referenda in the six areas of the demand for the creation of new regions. The nationwide referendum on Article 55, an entrenched clause, to determine whether or not full democracy should be extended to local government, the 2019 District Assembly elections, the registration of eligible voters for the 2020 elections, and the conduct of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections are all matters which are, immediately, before you, Nana said.
Mrs. Jean Mensa was sworn in together with Samuel Tettey as deputy Chairperson, Dr. Eric Asare Bossman, also a deputy Chairperson, and Ms. Adwoa Asuama Abrefa as a Member of Commission.