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General News of Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Mahama confirms Joseph Whittal as CHRAJ boss

President John Dramani Mahama has confirmed Joseph Whittal as the new Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

Mr. Whittal was sworn-in at a short ceremony at the Flagstaff House Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Whittal has been acting as the head for the human rights body since the former commissioner, Lauretta Vivian Lamptey was removed for causing financial loss to the state.

The President has also appointed Ms. Josephine Nkrumah as the substantive head of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).

Ms. Nkrumah who was a deputy chairman for the commission replaces Mrs. Charlotte Osei, who was appointed the head of the country’s Electoral Commission by the President in July last year.

The appointments come a few weeks after the President lost the presidential election to opposition NPP leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The president-elect will be sworn-in January 7, 2017.