By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The Electoral Commission (EC) has created office of electoral services to expand the Directorate of Elections at the EC.
According to the EC, this expansion will include elections, regulation of political parties and voter registration services.
Madam Charlotte Osei, the Chairperson of EC disclosed this in her presentation entitled: “Towards a World-Class Election 2016” at a media encounter to explain EC’s preparation to ensure a credible, free and fair election in Accra.
She also mentioned in the presentation that a new communications department has been set up to move away from the previous Public Affairs. This is to restructure the communications department to oversee expanded platforms for more efficient and proactive stakeholder engagement and voter education.
“We have developed a new online strategy which is more interactive, user-friendly and modern online presence through the Commission’s new website, with a better social media presence and engagement to serve the people of Ghana better.” she stated.
Mrs. Osei the commission has separated the Human Resources (HR) from administration services in order to strengthen the focus on HR, performance management, improve internal stakeholder engagement, training and career advancement.
“A new department for Administration and Internal Coordination has been created to improve administrative oversight and flow of work within the head office departments, and between regional offices and head office,” she announced.
She said the EC objective is ensure that the Election Mandate is delivered and managed transparently and ethically; ensure EC is legally and functionally independent; develop and maintain a relationship of trust and credibility with citizens, parties, state institutions and other stakeholders; and ensure that EC is operated efficiently, effectively and to world class standards.