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Written by Cornelia Amoah   
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 10:52

What Is the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council?

Ghana was the first country in Africa to volunteer to accede to the peer review process. His excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana inaugurated the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council on 18th March 2004. This is an independent non-partisan body set up to ensure the impartially, objectivity, integrity and professionalism of the review and to avoid political manipulation:

The Seven Member Governing Council is under the Chairmanship of (1) Rev. Prof. S.K. Adjepong, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and currently the Principal of the Methodist University College.

Other Members of the council are:

  1. Ambassador Alex N. Abankwa - Retired Diplomat to the EU and Canada.
  2. Prof. S.K.B. Asante - International Consultant to the UN, World Bank, ECOWAS, and other Multilateral Institutions.
  3. Most Rev. Dr. Bishop Paul Bemile - Catholic Bishop of Wa.
  4. Prof.Miranda Greenstreet - Former Director of the Institute of Adult Education, University of Ghana.
  5. Nutifafa Kuenyiya - Private Legal Practitioner, Former Chairman of Media Commissioner and Past President of Ghana Bar Association.
  6. Gloria Ofori-Boadu - Executive Director Women Assistance to Business Association and Former Executive Director of FIDA.

Ghana was the first African Country to go through the Peer Review at the 4th summit in Khartoum, Sudan on the 22nd January, 2006. Since then the Council has been mandated by his Excellency the President to undertake the monitoring and evaluation of Ghana's Programme of Action.

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