President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed and sworn into office private legal practitioner, Victor Brobbey, as Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
Victor Brobbey who until his new appointment, served as a member of the NCCE board from 2019, was sworn into office on March 20th 2023 by the President who administered three oaths (oath of office, oath of allegiance and oath of secrecy) to him at the Jubilee House.
The President at the same ceremony also swore into office two newly appointed members of the NCCE board. They are Dr. Simon Ofori Ametepey, and Mr Bright Kwabla Agbodeka.
The appointments are in line with Article 232 (1 and 2) of the 1992 constitution which states that “the Commission shall consist of a Chairman, two Deputy Chairmen and four other members who “shall be appointed by the President acting on the advice of the Council of State”.
Mr Brobbey is expected to assist the chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Miss Kathleen Addy, to execute the mandate of the NCCE which is essentially to promote and sustain democracy and inculcate in the Ghanaian citizenry, the awareness of their rights and obligations, through civic education.
“I will urge you to pursue stakeholder consultation in the successful fulfillment of the commission’s mandate. On the part of the executive, we will continue to provide the needed resources both technical and financial to enable the commission carry-out effectively its unique role in our national development” President Akufo-Addo said his address to the new deputy chairperson of the NCCE.
Victor Brobbey in his acceptance speech expressed his gratitude to the President for appointing him and the two other members of the NCCE board.
He noted that he and his colleagues have no illusion about the enormity of the task ahead of them but they are committed to the achievement of same.
“We have been appointed at the start of what one can describe as the political season and the presence of politics always complicates the task of the civic educator. Nevertheless, please be assured that we will work hard to justify the trust that you have reposed in us” Mr Brobbey said.
Victor Brobbey is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, where he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in June 2001.
He graduated from the Ghana School of Law, Accra, and was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2000.
In 1998, he obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.
From September 2020 to date, Mr Brobbey has worked as the Benchmark Lawyers & Consultants at Lead Consultant and he is also the Head of the Department of Law at Lancaster University and a constitutional law lecturer.
From September 2018 to June 2020, he served as the Head of Private Law Department at the faculty of law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).