President John Mahama has sworn in new boss of Ghana’s Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei.

All seven commissioners of the Commission were also present at the event, which took place at the Flagstaff House Tuesday morning.

All chairpersons of the main political Parties were also present.

Osei, Ghana’s first female Electoral Commissioner in its political democratic history, replaces Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan.

6 5 4 3 2 1

IMG-20150630-WA0002 IMG-20150630-WA0003 IMG-20150630-WA0004

She was until her appointment the Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education.

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.

Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan is retiring from the EC after almost two decades as Chairman of the National Electoral Commission.

Osei officially starts work this week.