EC boss wins Women of Courage Award

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson who presented the award said that “Charlotte Osei epitomizes the phrase, woman of courage.”

He also commended the EC boss for her bravery before, during and after the 2016 general elections, as well as, the reforms she undertook to ensure that the polls were credible.

Mrs Osei on her part thanked the US government for the award, saying that she was “totally overwhelmed and humbled by this recognition.”

She was, however, quick to add that she has been able to achieve success in her work through the efforts of many.

“…The success of the elections were not and could not be the reasons for one person’s efforts. Numerous people contributed in diverse ways to the successful elections and the national peace and stability we continue to enjoy.”

She was also grateful to her predecessor, Dr Afari-Gyan for his “invaluable guidance and support”.

The EC boss also thanked her staff and colleague commissioners, “who from the first day I stepped into office at the commission and even in our most trying times, continue to support me and help deliver on the constitutional mandate of the Commission.”

The Women of Courage Award is an American award presented every year to women around the world who have shown leadership, courage, and willingness to sacrifice for others, particularly in enhancing women’s rights.


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