- The NIA is set to dismiss 11 employees and suspend 5 others
- The employees in question were engaged in various acts of corruption
The National Identification Authority (NIA) is set to dismiss 11 employees and suspend five others, YEN.com.gh can report.
This is because the officers affected by the decision were involved in various infractions, the executive director of the NIA, Professor Ken Agyemang Attafuah, has announced.
Professor Attafuah, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, gave updates on progress made with regard the registration for the Ghana card.
He revealed that investigations have been launched into reported cases of misconduct on the part of some NIA staff, who have been tasked with registering citizens 15 years old and above for a national ID.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the mass registration exercise, which is ongoing at designated centres in the capital, Accra, has been fraught with challenges.
There have been reports of delays, shortage of material, extortion, registration of foreigners in violation of the law, registration outside of the designated centres and out of time, among others.
Myjoyonline.com reports that a registration officer has been arrested for attempting to register two Nigeriens posing as Ghanaians.
Two other officials of the NIA were also caught registering people after registration hours and at a private residence at Awudome in Accra.
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