ABANTU for Development and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) have congratulated Mrs. Charlotte Osei, on her appointment by the President of the Republic of Ghana, President John Dramani Mahama, as the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.
This was contained in a statement issued in Accra and copied The Ghanaian Times yesterday.
The statement praised Mrs. Osei for being the first woman to occupy the position since the Fourth Republic and that she had done honour to herself and to all women who have aspired to be included in the process of socio-political development of the country.
“We are more delighted to note that by this appointment, Mrs. Charlotte Osei becomes the first woman to ascend to this position of superintending over Ghana’s electoral institution.”
The statement said the appointment of Mrs. Charlotte Osei has contributed, though in a small way, to progressing the nation’s required mandate of promoting women in institutional arrangements for sustainable development.
“We recognise the difficulties associated with such a combative position trying to satisfy strong diverse political view points, but we are confident that she will work with an optimist approach and see the opportunity to deliver the best in every difficulty in the country’s electoral system as a true testament of her commitment and devotion to democratic leadership,”it stated.
The statement said her new assignment as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission would be backed by many years of considerable diverse competencies accumulated in different public engagements, and that could help her address some of the most crucial electoral issues.
The statement urged her to be guided by the country’s constitution, laws and regulations that give credence to fairness, greater equality, equity and social justice.
“We wish to assure Mrs. Osei that the WMC will join in rejoicing with her in this hour of triumph and we trust that she will steer the Commission to new heights.” it said.
By Times Reporter