Source: allAfrica
The new commissioner of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei has been sworn in by President Mahama at a short ceremony at the Flagstaff House Tuesday.

The former boss of the National Commission for Civic Education becomes the first woman to head the commission, taking over from retired Kwadwo Afari Gyan who was in charge for over two decades.

Mrs. Osei promised President Mahama and other leaders of the various political parties in the country to push through electoral reforms to enhance image of Ghana's electoral body.

All other six commissioners of the Commission were also present at the event.

Mrs. Osei, a lawyer with considerable experience in public service management, institutional reform also has expertise in corporate law, banking, insurance, project financing and public-private partnerships.

The new EC Chairperson holds a Masters in Law (LLM) from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada and a Masters in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa, Pretoria. She obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Ghana in 1992.

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