President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has re-appointed Prof Ken Agyemang Attafuah as the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA).
The NIA, in a letter dated November 25, 2021, announced the two-year extension of the contract of Prof Attafuah to the staff.
The NIA was set up in 2003 under the Office of the President with the mandate to issue national ID cards and manage the National Identification System (NIS).
This resulted in the passing of the National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707) to give it the necessary legal premises on which to operate.
The National Identity Register Act, 2008 (Act 750) was also passed to give authorisation to the collection of personal and biometric data and to ensure the protection of privacy and personal information of enrollees/applicants