Analysts contend broader citizens consultation over nomination of new EC Chair

| Updated Jul 25, 2018 at 4:29pm


EC Nominee Jean Meansa


Panelists on GBC’s current Affairs Programme ‘Focus’, have been unanimous on the need for President Akufo-Addo to have initiated broader consultation before nominating Mrs. Jean Mensa, as the new Electoral Commission Chairperson.

Governance Expert, Professor Emmanuel Asiamah, said he does not doubt the competence of the nominee, but political parties should have been consulted in the process.

Executive Director of the Africa Center for Security and Counter Terrorism, Emmanuel Kotin, suggested a national policy. He was not happy that every issue in Ghana is politicised.

Madam Mina Mensah, Head of the Africa Office, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is also positive that the only way for Ghana to grow its democracy is to avoid over politicization of issues concerning citizens.