Kathleen Addy is Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), and former Deputy Chair of the Commission in charge of Finance and Administration.
She was previously with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) where she worked as the Afrobarometer Communications coordinator with oversight responsibility for seven countries across east and west Africa. Prior to Afrobarometer, Ms. Addy was with the Center for Policy Analysis, a leading Think Tank that provided advisory services for the government of Ghana among others. As a research and communications officer at CEPA, her focus was on the Economic Partnership agreement between Ghana and the European Union as well as women’s economic empowerment. She has also consulted on a wide range of issues for different development partners including Star Ghana, GIZ, and ILO.
Ms. Addy is highly regarded as a civic activist with particular interest in women’s empowerment as well as accountable and responsive governance, and has supported different civil society groups fighting for good governance and women’s rights in Ghana.
Samuel A. AkuamoahDeputy Chairman, Operations
Samuel A. Akuamoah
Deputy Chairman, Operations
Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah holds a Master’s Degree in African Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the same University. He holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and a Certificate in Project Management and Strategic Leadership from Ghana Training Consulting (GTC), Putney Bridge (London, United Kingdom). Prior to joining the NCCE in 1994, Mr Akuamoah worked as a Freelance Journalist with a number of media houses including the Ghana News Agency (GNA). He was one of the pioneer staff of the NCCE at the Accra Metropolitan Office of the Commission. He was later transferred to the National Headquarters where he rose through the ranks to become the Director of Programmes. He is currently the Deputy Chairman in charge of Operations.
Victor K. BrobbeyDeputy Chairman, Finance & Administration
Victor K. Brobbey
Deputy Chairman, Finance & Administration
Mr. Brobbey is a lawyer and a law lecturer. Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Chair in charge of Finance and Administration of the National Commission of Civic Education, he served as the Head of the Department of Private Law at the Faculty of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and as the Head of the Law Department of the Ghana campus of Lancaster University, UK.
His primary areas of research and teaching are alternative dispute resolution, constitutional law, private international law, and business and human rights. He is also the founding partner of Benchmark Lawyers and Consultants, a law firm located in Roman Ridge, a suburb of Accra. Mr. Brobbey received his primary and secondary education at the Christ the King International School in Accra, Hartmann House, (St George’s College) in Harare, Zimbabwe, and the Ghana International School, in Cantonments, Accra, where he received his ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificates.
He subsequently graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Laws degree and obtained a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Mr. Brobbey was called to the Ghanaian bar in October 2000.
He has consulted on governance, human rights, and democratic development for a number of international organizations, including the African Union, the African Peer Review Mechanism, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the African Development Bank. He is the co-author of “The Law and Practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ghana” a treatise on alternative dispute resolution published in 2022.
Lucille Hewlett AnnanActing Commission Secretary / Right To Information (RTI) Officer
Lucille Hewlett Annan
Acting Commission Secretary / Right To Information (RTI) Officer
Lucille Hewlett Annan (Mrs.) is the Acting Commission Secretary and Right To Information (RTI) Officer of the National Commission for Civic Education with over 20 years of experience in Civic Education, especially on democracy and electoral issues under the 4th Republic.
She is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She was previously educated at the University of Ghana with a Master of Philosophy (Political Science) - in African Studies and other degrees.
Lucille is a Lawyer and a Civic Educator. She also has the required qualifications and experience in Strategic Management, Public Administration and Education.
Lucille is very passionate about family issues and an advocate for human rights, especially on child protection issues. She has also received training on family welfare and child protection issues.
She is married with children and loves hanging out with friends and family and enjoys travelling.
Joyce Benedicta AfutuDirector of Communications & Corporate Affairs
Joyce Benedicta Afutu
Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs
Mrs. Afutu graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in 1993 with a BA Degree in Book Industry. She obtained a Master’s Degree MBA, Human Resource option from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in 2013. She joined the Commission in 1994. Prior to her appointment as Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs in 2013, she served in many capacities as Assistant Research Officer, Civic Education Officer in Sunyani and District Director for Tano South of Brong Ahafo Region as well as the office Accra Metropolitan from 2005 to 2008. She became the Director of the Greater Accra Region in 2008.
Dora HammondDirector of Administration
Director of Administration
Mrs. Hammond holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Sociology from the University of Ghana in 1994. In 2008 she obtained Masters Degree in Development Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. She joined the Commission in February 1998 as an Assistant Research Officer and rose through the ranks to become the Deputy Director of Programmes in 2012. Mrs. Hammond served in the Asuogyaman, Ga West and Ashaiman NCCE District offices. She was appointed as Director of Administration.
Dr. Henrietta Asante-SarpongDirector of Research
Dr. Henrietta Asante-Sarpong
Director of Research
Dr. Henrietta Asante-Sarpong is a Research Scientist and a Programme Management professional with more than a decade’s experience in Research Design and execution as well as Programme Design and Implementation.
She has independently and in partnership with both local and international research institutions carried out large and small-scale research with some of her work published in international journals. Her research has primarily focused on the impact of social protection initiatives, accountable governance, and health systems.
She has also managed a number of donor-funded programs, particularly on health and governance. Henrietta holds a Doctorate Degree in Development Studies from the University of Ghana and two Master’s Degree in Development Studies and Population Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Ghana respectively. Prior to her appointment as the Director for Research, Gender, and Equality at the NCCE, she was the Research Manager at the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, women, children, and adolescents health advocacy group.
Monica MamattahDirector of Finance
Director of Finance
Imurana Mohammed (Ph.D.)Director, Programmes
Imurana Mohammed (Ph.D.)
Dr. Imurana Mohammed joined the NCCE in the year 2005. He had a short stint at the Eastern Regional Office and was subsequently deployed to Fanteakwa District. He was transferred to the New Juaben Municipal Office in 2007. He joined the Programmes Department in 2009, and has been instrumental in youth activities, writing proposals, and coordinating national-level projects.
Imurana was a part-time lecturer at the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana, Legon. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts Degree in Social Policy Studies, a Bachelor Degree with Honours in the English Language and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana, Legon; a Certificate with Distinction in Community Development Studies, Trent University, Canada. In 2017, he won the Pan-African Doctoral Academy (PADA) grant for Ph.D. thesis completion.
Imurana is an Associate Consultant of 4As Premier Consult Limited, based in the University of Ghana, Legon. He has presented papers at international conferences and has authored articles on policy analysis and social protection in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. His hobbies include swimming, volleyball, and writing short poems.