President Akufo-Addo has extended best wishes to the former Chairperson of the National Commission on Civic Education, Josephine Nkrumah, as she takes up a new role at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Speaking at a meeting with Madam Josephine Nkrumah at the Jubilee House, the President pledged to support her.
“This is a job that you are going to go into to bring credit to yourself and to us, your country, Ghana. So I have to wish you the very best. It comes at a time when I am also the ECOWAS Chair so we are there. If there is any problem in course of your tenure as ECOWAS ambassador you know you can always count on us to step in,” he said.
Madam Nkrumah is parting ways with the NCCE to serve as the ECOWAS ambassador for Liberia.
In a letter dated Monday, February 21, addressed to members and staff of the Commission, she wrote, “Please accept my warm compliments as I notify you of my resignation as the Chairperson of this Commission effective April 30, 2022.”
Madam Nkrumah expressed gratitude to the appointing authority stating, “It is an honour to serve Ghana through this Commission as Deputy Chairperson ( April 1, 2015 – December 19, 2016) and Chairperson ( December 20 – To date).”
The outgoing Chairperson also thanked all the members and staff of the Commission for their “cooperation and support during my service to the country as Chairperson. It has been an honour and pleasure working with you.”
She said in the coming weeks; she will furnish the Commission with her handing over notes during the time of transition.
Who is Josephine Nkrumah?
Before her appointment by Mr Mahama, Madam Josephine Nkrumah was the Deputy Chairperson of the NCCE in charge of Finance and Administration.
In 2015, then NCCE Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, was appointed to chair the Electoral Commission (EC).
Madam Nkrumah was appointed as NCCE Chairperson on December 20, 2016.
Ms. Nkrumah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and French from the University of Ghana, Legon, and was called to the Ghana Bar in February, 1997.
She has a Master’s of Law (LLM) Degree from the International Maritime Law Institute (IMO), Malta, specialising in Maritime Law.
Before joining the NCCE, she founded Law Firm, Lumens Veritals Law.
She served as a member of the Ministry of Transport’s Advisory Board and boards of other private companies.
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