Kathleen Addy, the deputy chairperson of the National Commission for Civil Education (NCCE) is expected to act as Chairperson of the Commission following the resignation of Josephine Nkrumah on Monday (21 February) 2022.
The conformation of her appointment is subject to 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”.
Addy was appointed deputy chairperson in charge of finance and administration at the National Commission For Civic Education by President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2017.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana and a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Ghana School of Communications Studies.
Kathleen Addy was the Afrobarometer Communications Manager a the Center for Democratic Development and has worked with other civil society organisations in Ghana. She was also a Research and Communications Officer at the Center 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.
The outgoing chairperson of the NCCE, Josephine Nkrumah, tendered in her resignation letter to President Akufo-Addo to take up a new role at the international level. Her resignation takes effect 30 April 2022.
Presenting her letter of resignation to the President at the Jubilee House on Monday (21 February), Nkrumah noted that she has accepted to be the special representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Liberia.
“As we speak, I just offered my letter of acceptance to ECOWAS to be the ECOWAS ambassador to Liberia with the duty post in Monrovia,” she said.
“As the father of the land and the appointing authority, I deem it necessary to come and see you and officially tender in my resignation which will take effect on 30 April,” Nkrumah added.
President Akufo-Addo in accepting her letter of resignation congratulated her, indicating that it is a momentous news.
He expressed great confidence in the ability of the outgoing NCCE boss to function effectively in her new role having regard to her sterling performance during her five-year stay at the NCCE.
“We have been together here for the last five years and we have seen the quality of the work you have done. I have no doubt that this is a job you are going to do to bring credit to yourself and to us, your country Ghana,” Akufo-Addo said, adding: “So I have to wish you the very best of luck.”