Gov't has just appointed Ghana's first female director of budgets
- Government has appointed Eva Mends to head the budget division of the finance ministry
- She remains the first ever female to take such a position
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Call it a women’s affair because the finance ministry has got a female to head its budget division. The public affairs unit of the ministry confirms that Eva Mends will now be the acting director of budget.
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Eva Mends brings on board a wider sense of experience after holding position as head of the America Desk in 1998, head of the budget development in 2006 and Group head of public financial management reforms in 2013.
The appointment of Eva Mends follows the reappointment of Sampson Asare Fianko who has being reappointed as deputy controller and accountant general.
Ghana seems to be making headway in the appointment of women into top ministerial and institutional positions. The latest appointment was involving that a woman was that of the Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo who succeeds Georgina Wood who exits the Supreme Court due to her retirement come June 9.
Talk of the ministerial positions and you would also find the likes of Ursula Owusu head of the communications ministry, Cecilia Dapaah for aviation; Adjoa Sarfo for procurement… the list goes on and on.
The New Patriotic Party is best known for its commitment to affirmative action and placing the rights of women first – a move which has seen the current administration celebrated for its resolve to keep women first in the call for gender equity.
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