Akufo-Addo extends Ken Attafuah’s contract as NIA boss

November 25, 2021
6 Views

The NIA was set up in 2003 under the Office of the President with the mandate to issue national ID cards and manage the National Identification System (NIS).

This resulted in the passing of the National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707) to give it the necessary legal premises on which to operate.

The National Identity Register Act, 2008 (Act 750) was also passed to give authorisation to the collection of personal and biometric data and to ensure the protection of privacy and personal information of enrollees/applicants.

Prof. Attafuah, a criminologist and former Deputy Chair of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was first appointed to the position in January 2017 in an acting capacity until he was subsequently confirmed as the substantive head of the NIA.

He was given a two-year contract extension in November 2019 after he attained the compulsory retirement age of 60.

You may be interested

Livestream: PM Express discusses ‘YouStart’ programme
Gossip
3 views1
Gossip
3 views1

Livestream: PM Express discusses ‘YouStart’ programme

webby - December 2, 2021

As the unemployment rate in the country continues to shoot up and the youth calling on government to create more…

‘Justice for Ghana’ to demonstrate against 2022 Budget on Dec. 8
Gossip
Gossip

‘Justice for Ghana’ to demonstrate against 2022 Budget on Dec. 8

webby - December 2, 2021

A Civil Society Group, Justice for Ghana, has announced its intention to protest against the 2022 Budget. Justice for Ghana…

Gossip

The worldly and spiritual sides of Daddy Lumba – 52 song titles in a conversation with Theresa

webby - December 2, 2021

Charles Kwadwo Fosu, Showbiz name- Daddy Lumba or simply DL, is one of Ghana’s Highlife music icons.Observers say he is…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.