President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed criminologist, Pro. KenAgyeman Attafuah as the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA).
The former deputy chair of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) will be serving in an acting capacity until a governing council of the NIA is constituted to approve his appointment in “consultation with the Public Services Commission”.
He is expected to execute Nana Addo’s plan of completing the National Identification project within the first year of its administration, in fulfilment of a manifesto pledge.
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The NIA aim is to establish an integrated Data Warehouse of databases from key public institutions, using the National Identification System as the unique identifier for data items, and automating the processes involved in accessing public services at both national and local government offices.