The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah has been given a two-year contract after he attained the compulsory retirement age of 60 on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
This followed an approval by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the recommendation of the NIA board that Prof Attafuah should be made to stay on for two more years.
His new contract takes effect from Monday, November 11, 2019 to November 10, 2021, a memo signed by the head of administration and human resources, Mr W.K. Baffoe-Mensah to all NIA staff said.
President Akufo-Addo first appointed the criminologist to the NIA executive position on January 27, 2017.
He was the first executive secretary of the NIA under President John Agyekum Kufuor’s administration.
Despite numerous challenges with the registration exercise which started in the Greater Accra Region in April this year, a lot of progress has been made.