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Meet the first female Director of Budget


Government has appointed new officers to key positions at the Ministry of Finance, according to a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Finance on Thursday.

Ms Eva Mends, a Chief Economics Officer, has been appointed as the Acting Director of Budget, the first ever female to be appointed to the position at the Ministry.

Ms Mends, the Group Head of the Public Financial Management Reforms, joined the Ministry as a National Service Person in 1991.

Positions she has held include, Head of The Americas Desk in 1998, Head of Budget Development in 2006 and Group Head of Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms in 2013.

As Group Head, she was instrumental in leading major reforms that include gender responsive budgeting, Programme Based Budgeting and lately the development of the new PFM Act.

She is an alumnus of University of Ghana, where she studied Political Science with Economics and also has an Executive Masters in Public Administration from GIMPA.

She has undertaken short courses at the Harvard and Duke Universities. She takes over from Mr Sampson Asare Fianko, who reverts to his former position as a Deputy Controller and Accountant General. – GNA



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