The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, has described the appointment of Mrs Charlotte Osei, the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), as an inspiration for women.
Nana Oye Lithur said, her appointment indicated that government has much confidence in the capabilities of women in Ghana
President John Mahama has appointed Charlotte Osei as EC Chairperson to replace Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, who retired after serving at the Commission for 22 years.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News on Friday, Nana Lithur was hopeful that the new EC boss would not disappoint Ghanaians because she is “diligent, hardworking, focussed, experienced and knowledgeable.”
“Very importantly, I congratulate the President for reposing confidence in women. He is the first President to have appointed this high number of women into public office, and it is a very big achievement because we know the challenges and the difficulties, and also how sensitive the role of an Electoral Commissioner is,” she stressed.
She said “for me it offers inspiration, it offers hope and it will catalyse a lot more women. It will offer inspiration for millions of girls not only in Ghana but the length and breadth of Africa, so that they will also climb and seek to achieve serving their country.”
She said Charlotte Osei’s appointment will also offer a lot of inspiration for millions of women and girls in Africa adding that “this is very historic,” the Minister noted.