Jean Mensa is a lawyer by profession, but she is currently Ghana’s Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and Coordinator of the Ghana Political Parties Programme. Jean Menesa is married with two children, and people are talking about her because she was appointed to be the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) by President Akufo-Addo. She is also a coordinator of the Ghana Political Parties Programme. She was appointed to head the Electoral Commission after former EC boss, Charlotte Osei was sacked. Below are the things that you should know about Jean Mensa.
On July 23, 2018, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, appointed Mrs. Jean Mensa a Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs to be the electoral commissioner of Ghana. Her appointment comes after the sacking of previous EC boss, Charlotte Osei. The former EC boss was sacked on the grounds of incompetence and misbehavior. She breached procurement laws associated with the award of various contracts before the 2016 elections. Mrs. Charlotte Osei was removed along with her deputies Georgina Opoku Amankwah and Amadu Sulley following recommendations by a committee that was developed by the Chief Justice to create a petition against them.
Mrs. Jean Mensa biography
How old is Mrs. Jean Mensa is a question many people have been asking after her appointment as Electoral Commissioner of Ghana. Mrs. Jean Mensa age has not been revealed to the public, but she looks like a woman that is certainly aging well. Looking at Jean Mensa pictures reveals just that.
Jean Mensa received her secondary education at St Mary's Senior High School in Korle Gonno. She studied law at the University and in 2009, she joined Ghana's Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) where she rose and became an Executive Director in 2009. She has been serving in the institute until this year when the president appointed her as a Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC). Following the appointment, she had to step down as the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
Mrs. Mensah is the best leader when it comes to democracy and governance issues. She has carved a niche associated with policy advocacy and research including development of policy alternatives, and the Revised 1992 Constitution of Ghana (draft); the Presidential Transition Act of 2012; the Political Parties Funding Bill; and the Revised Political Parties Bill.
She advocated for the review of Ghana’s 1922 constitution. Before her appointment by the president, she was a member of the Government Committee that was responsible for the preparation of Affirmative Action Bill. Jean Mensah profile includes her award-winning in 2014 as a young model in governance. The high profile individuals that have received this award include H.E. John Agyekum Kuffuor, Ghana’s former president, and H.E John Dramani Mahama a former vice president of Ghana, Dr Joseph Agyapong, Dr Esi Ansah and Dr Joyce Aryee.
Jean Mensah Wikipedia description
Wikipedia describes Jean Mensah as a Ghanaian lawyer and also the Electoral Commission of Ghana. She is also an Executive Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), and Co-ordinator of the Ghana Political Parties Programme. The only information concerning her early life on Wikipedia is that she completed her secondary education. The information contained on Wikipedia concerning Jean Mensah’s career is that she was appointed by the president to head the Electoral Commission of Ghana on 23 July 2018. In addition, she has been involved in the creation of various policies such as the Revised 1992 Constitution of Ghana (draft), the Presidential Transition Act of 2012, the Revised Political Parties Bill, and the Political Parties Funding Bill.
Many people on Twitter are claiming that the President appointed Jean Mensah because Prof. Joy Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu had turned down the job and it is not because she is competent and impartial. The president was so desperate leading to the appointment of Mrs. Mensah hoping that she will accept the job offer. The only thing that the president wanted was to salvage the mess that the government had put itself into after sacking Mrs. Charlotte Osei, which attracted international bashing evidenced by the American ambassador to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson. Therefore, Mrs. Jean Mensah was the last option for the government because her name had never appeared during the government’s consideration.
Many people claim that Professor Mensah rejected the job offer because she wanted to protect her reputation as a lecturer in law. She feared that her reputation will be challenged just like Mrs. Charlotte Osei. The appointment of Jean Adukwei Mensa has been welcomed with mixed feelings. Many people are claiming that the appointment was as a result of her closeness to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), her husbands’ membership of the NPP, her political utterances, the VALCO chairmanship and the appointment of her husband on NPP government-engineered jobs.
Summary of the ten (10) things about Jean Mensa
- An experienced lawyer in policy research and advocacy
- Worked on the Government Committee on Affirmative Action Bill
- Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
- Worked on Presidential Transition Act of 2012
- Served as Commissioner of Government’s Constitution Review Commission
- Coordinator of Ghana Political Parties’ Programme
- Advocated for review of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution
- Added so input to the revision of Political Parties' Bill
- An old student of St. Mary's Senior High School
- Advised on the revision of Political Parties' Funding Bill