EC Boss Charlotte Osei honoured with 2017 Women of Courage Award
| Updated Aug 23, 2017 at 10:26am
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, has been honored with the 2017 Women of Courage Award.
The Award is run by the United States Department of State and is presented annually to women around the world who have shown leadership, courage, and willingness to sacrifice for others, especially in promoting women’s rights.
Presenting the award, the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson affirmed that “Charlotte Osei epitomizes the phrase, woman of courage.”
Mr. Jackson in his speech praised Charlotte Osei for her bravery before, during and after the 2016 general election.
He noted that the reforms Mrs. Osei undertook at the Commission guaranteed the credibility of the 2016 election and minimised the risk of a disputed outcome.
Accepting the award, Mrs. Osei said she is totally overwhelmed and humbled by the recognition and thanked the government of the US.
She was however keen to note her success as EC Chairperson owed to the efforts of many.