Attafuah named new NIA boss

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 Source: GNA

Accra, July 31, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor has appointed Prof. Ken Attafuah has the new Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) following the retirement of Prof. Ernest Dumor.

Meanwhile, President Kufuor recognising the abilities of Prof. Dumor and his extensive expertise and knowledge of the critical issues involved in the implementation of national identification schemes, as well as matters of mass registration, appointed him adviser to the Executive Secretary of the NIA.

A statement signed by Ms Bertha Dzeble, Head of Information Department of NIA, said Prof. Dumor, who had retired from the Electoral Commission, was appointed on contract in 2003 as Executive Secretary of the NIA.

Prior to his appointment, he had worked as Chairman of the Committee set up in 2001 to explore the possibility of establishing a national identification system for Ghana. "It is his hard work that has led to the establishment of the NIA and translated into the on-going registration exercise, which, to us at the NIA, is on target."

The statement said Prof. Dumor's contract expires at the end of August 2008, by which time he would have attained the age of 65 years, and constitutional provisions did not allow his contract with the NIA to be extended.

Source: GNA

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