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Akufo-Addo appoints Kathleen Addy chairperson of NCCE

Kathleen Addy takes over the top job at the NCCE from Josephine Nkrumah, who resigned on 21 February to become the ECOWAS ambassador to Liberia

President Akufo-Addo, acting in line with Article 232 of the 1992 constitution and Section 4 (a) of the National Commission for Civil Education (NCCE) Act 1993 (Act 452), has appointed Ms Kathleen Addy as the acting chair of the NCCE.

Until this latest appointment, Kathleen Addy was the deputy chairperson of the Commission.

As reported exclusively by Asaase News on 21 February 2022, Addy has been assigned to take over the top job at the NCCE from Josephine Nkrumah, who resigned on 21 February, with an effective date of 30 April 2022.

Josephine Nkrumah stepped down from the NCCE to take up a new role as the special representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Liberia.

The conformation of Ms Addy’s appointment is subject to the advice of the Council of State to the president, in line with Article 232 (2) of the 1992 constitution, which states that “members of the Commission shall be appointed by the president acting on the advice of the Council of State”.

Profile of Kathleen Addy

Kathleen Addy was appointed the deputy chair in charge of finance and administration at the National Commission for Civic Education by President Akufo-Addo in 2017.

The new NCCE chair holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Ghana and a Master’s degree in communications from the University of Ghana School of Communications Studies.

Ms Addy was communications manager for the Afrobarometer project at the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana, and has worked with other civil society organisations in Ghana.

She was previously a research and communications officer at the Centre for Policy Analysis, focusing on women’s economic empowerment and economic partnership agreements.

Through international trade, Kathleen Addy has worked on projects in domestic violence, gender and economic development as well as economic development.

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