The Deputy Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare, has hinted of a shakeup at the headquarters of the elections management body.
The ongoing restructuring will see the transfer of staff and the creation or realignment of departments and units.
Dr. Bossman gave these indications in a Citi News interview in response to a question about why he had become the EC’s mouthpiece despite the existence of Communication persons at the Commission.
“The commission has undertaken several review activities and I can say even on authority that within the shortest possible time; at most within three months, we should have a well-functioning communications unit.”
Dr. Bossman also noted that restructuring extended beyond just the communications department.
Even [when] you go to IT, procurement, legal [departments] – there are several places we are looking at so some of it, when we conclude, they will be made public for you to have the full information,” he said.
Commenting on the status of the current Head of Communication for the Commission, Eric Dzakpasu, Dr. Bossman said “Dzakpasu is a deputy director as I speak to you now. His deputy is still there. He is also an officer. All of them are field workers.”
Citi News checks on the matter
Meanwhile, Citi News understands some key personnel at the Headquarters are being transferred out as part of the policy.
The Commission’s Director of Finance, Joseph Kwaku Asamoah will be moved to the Ashanti Region to head the Commission’s Training Centre there.
Eric Kofi Dzakpasu is also expected to be moved to the Volta Region as Regional Director, while his Deputy Yussif Ayuba, will be moved to a district office.