Political Science Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Amakye Boateng has called for the head of the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah as he has failed to discharge his duties assigned to him by President Akufo-Addo. Mypurefmonline.com reports
Speaking with Kwame Adinkra on Pure FM’s ‘Pure Morning Drive’ the lecturer blamed Prof. Attafuah for the numerous challenges that has rocked NIA’s registration processes across the regions in the country.
According to him, the President must appoint a new person because Prof. Attafuah has failed woefully to manage activities at NIA.
He bemoaned about how people spend several hours at their various registration centers just to obtain a National Identification Card.
The political scientist furthered that; “He might be a brilliant Lawyer and a Professor, I don’t care about that. This work in particular that he heads has been a total failure. I will score him negative five. They did not prepare well. He took Ghanaians for granted as the information they put out there was even bad. He must resign.”
Widespread reports of challenges with the Ghana Card registration in the Ashanti Region has drawn an apology from the National Identification Authority (NIA).
Long queues, stolen equipment, slow and delayed process, amid allegations of extortion by registration officials characterized the exercise.
Executive Secretary, Professor Ken Attafuah, described the hardships as needless and blamed the indiscipline on some registration officials and the attitude of some unscrupulous section of the public as the cause of the mess.
“The system itself is not slow but the processes. People’s behaviour to get things done their way has contributed to the artificial go-slow,” he told the media in an interview.