President Akufo-Addo has sworn in three new members of the Electoral Commission (EC).
Dr Peter Appiahene, Salima Ahmed Tijani and Rev Akua Ofori Boateng were inducted into office on Monday, March 20, at the Jubilee House.
The President urged them to uphold diligence in executing their mandate.
According to him, even though their work will be subject to strict scrutiny by the general public, “that, however, should not scare you and, indeed, let no one try to cow you into submission.”
“On the contrary, let this expectation of the Ghanaian people spur you onto great heights and above all the works of the will of the Ghanaian people is upheld,” he added.
After the swearing-in, Dr Appiahene who spoke on the members’ behalf said they are ready to deliver and contribute to strengthening Ghana’s democracy.
“We are, therefore, aware of the massive responsibilities and tasks that come with it.
“We want to state that we are poised and more prepared to deliver and contribute to the development of our democracy, especially in this digital era.”
Dr Peter Appiahene
He is an Assistant Professor with over 10 years working experience in the Computer Science Industry and Academic Institutions both Domestic and International.
He has a PhD in Computer Science with specialization in Reinforcement Learning and Machine Learning.
He is currently a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science & Informatics at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana.
Rev. Akua Ofori Boateng
She is an expressive Anglican Priest and philanthropist with a strong belief in excellence.
She is the Founder and Managing Director of Sabine Solutions Limited. Sabine Solutions provides Market Entry & Business Development Services for global firms.
She is the Director of Programmes for the Anglican Diocese of Accra and also a member of the United States Trade Advisory Committee on Africa. She served on the 2020 Eminent Advisory Committee of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.