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Eva Esselba Mends appointed chief director of finance ministry

Coordinating Director at the Ministry of Finance, Ms Eva Esselba Mends, has been appointed as the new Chief Director of the ministry.

Ms Mends takes over from Patrick Nomo, who has held the position of Chief Director from October 2016 to date. Her appointment, which is authorized by the Head of the Civil Service takes effect from Tuesday 11 April 2023.

Madam Eva Esselba Mends joined the Finance ministry as a national service person in 1991. Since then, she has risen through the ranks from her initial position as Assistant Economic Officer to her new position as Chief Director.

During her 28 years of service, she also held several portfolios, including the head of the Americas Desk, the head of budget development, and the group Head of Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms.

Ms Eva E. Mends

Ms. Eva Esselba Mends is an alumnus of the University of Ghana, Legon, where she studied Political Science with Economics.

She has an Executive Masters in Public Administration from GIMPA and has undertaken numerous courses over the years, including at Harvard and Duke Universities.

She is a PFM expert and has extensive experience in economic and Public Policy Formulation and analysis, budget management, aid management, fiscal decentralization, and social protection.

As Head of the Americas Desk, she led the technical team for the qualification of Ghana for the First Millennium Challenge Account.

She was also part of the technical team that developed and managed the Multi –Donor budget support programme.

As Head of Budget Development, she facilitated the establishment of the Fiscal Decentralization and Budget Reforms Unit of the Ministry.

She led the implementation of major reforms that include gender responsive budgeting, programme based budgeting, and lately, the development of the new Public Financial Management Act.

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