- President John Mahama has sworn into office a 7-member Governing Council for the National African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
- As part of the APRM mandate is to ensure good governance, and effective and efficient service delivery
A new seven-member Governing Council for the National African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has been sworn into office, chaired by Professor Akilagpa Sawyerr.
Other members of the Council are Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, Executive Director of the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), Professor Kwesi Botchwey, Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of the National Peace Council.
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The rest are Dr. Lawrence Kannae, Vice Chairman of the Public Services Commission, Mr. Richard Quayson, Acting Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah, Acting Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
The National African Peer Review Mechanism – Governing Council (NAPRM-GC) is an independent body established to facilitate the conduct of the APRM Country Self Assessments and the monitoring of the implementation of the National Programme of Action.
The NAPRM-GC has a mandate to coordinate and manage a non-partisan and informed assessment of the African Peer Review Mechanism in Ghana with a view to promoting good governance, and effective and efficient service delivery.
Specifically, the Council’s mandate deals with the four thematic areas of the APRM and to promote increased citizen participation in the process, as well as share the country’s APRM experience with Ghanaians, African and international institutions and organizations.
Credit: Flafstaff House Communications