Deputy CHRAJ Commissioner Richard Ackom Quayson is dead

The Commission of Human Rights and Administration Justice has (CHRAJ) has announced the unexpected passing of its Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Richard Ackom Quayson, according to a report by the Ghana News Agency.

In a notice dated March 22, 2024, signed by Mr. Henry Ashley, the Director of Human Resources and Administration, on behalf of the Commissioner, said the news of Mr. Quayson’s demise was shared with staff members.

The notice which conveyed the heavy-hearted message, stating that Mr Richard Ackom Quayson, the Deputy Commissioner (APR), passed away on March 21, 2024, after a brief illness.

Mr Quayson had served as Deputy Commissioner since August 2005, overseeing the Commission’s responsibilities regarding anti-corruption initiatives, public education, and research.

His journey with CHRAJ began in 1993 when he joined as a Senior Legal Officer, following his tenure as a legal officer at the Office of the Ombudsman from 1987 to 1993.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Commissioner, he served as the Regional Director for the Western and Central Regions.

Mr Quayson also chaired the National Working Group responsible for crafting Ghana’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) and played a vital role in overseeing its implementation.

As a Legal Practitioner, Mr Quayson specialised in promoting and safeguarding human rights, ensuring administrative justice, and conducting investigations into corruption cases.

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