The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has won its case in opposition to the Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Jean-Mensah over her failure to declare her ‘Property and Liabilities’ when she assumed the highest position.
ASEPA in 2019 petitioned the Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to analyze the EC chair for failing to declare her Property and Liabilities to the Auditor-Basic regardless that it’s a requirement in accordance with Article 286 of the 1992 Structure.
Following investigations by CHRAJ, it has lastly come out with its findings which have revealed that Jean- Mensa is responsible of not declaring her Property.
An announcement from CHRAJ famous that “On the finish of the preliminary investigations, finds as a proven fact that as on the date the criticism was acquired the Respondent had not submitted her Property Declaration Varieties to the Auditor-Basic as required by Legislation.
Based on the revelations by CHRAJ, ASEPA believes Jean Mensa is not fit to lead the EC of Ghana into a major elections when she is compromised and has demonstrated a clear disregard for the constitution that empowers her.
ASEPA, has therefore called for her immediate resignation to save herself from the ordeal of procedural removal.
Read full release by ASEPA below.
CHRAJ FINDS JEAN MENSAH GUILTY OF ASSET OF NON-DISCLOSURE OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, ASEPA TO PETITION PRESIDENT AKUFO ADDO FOR HER REMOVAL
Since December last year ASEPA has been involved in a number of Asset declaration campaigns.
Three petitions were sent to CHRAJ against three high ranking Public Officials (Article 71 Office Holders) namely..
Justice Anim Yeboah
Jean Adukwei Mensah
CHRAJ recently issued a report on Justice Anim Yeboah and today it has released it’s report on the case against Jean Mensah.
Article 286 provides that within three months upon assumption of office, all public officials in such determined categories must declare their assets and liabilities with the Auditor General.
Such declarations are done at the end of every four year tenure.
Jean Mensah took office on the 1st August, 2018 and as at the time we filed our petition on the 12th December,2019 , 16months after taking office had failed to comply with the provisions of Article 286.
This is clear exhibition of misconduct and a violation of the laws of Ghana by a public officer.
In the case of Article 71 Office holders, the law says in such instances Article 146 must be invoked.
So tomorrow the provisions of Article 146, would be invoked by filing a petition for the removal from office of Jean Mensah for breaching the Asset declaration laws of Ghana.
Remember the previous Commissioner was removed from office for allegedly breaching some provisions of the Public Procurement Laws of Ghana, well Jean Mensah is in total violation of the Asset Declaration Law and same remedies must apply.
We believe Jean Mensah is not fit to lead the Electoral Commission of Ghana into a major elections when she is compromised and has demonstrated a clear disregard for the Constitution that empowers her.
We are therefore calling for her immediate resignation to save herself from the ordeal of procedural removal.