Ken Attafuah Should Be Sacked Immediately – Allotey Jacobs

Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has called for the immediate removal from office of the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Ken Attafuah.

Speaking on UTV’sAdekye Nsroma’ programme, he stressed that the best procedure for Prof. Attafuah who calls himself expert in the field he heads, was to first start the process from the villages, in way of testing the machines to be in good shape, before involving dignitaries.

“How can Prof. Ken Attafuah on two occasion set the President, his Vice and some top officials up for what he claims is caused by ‘technical hitch’? I call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to get him immediately out of office for incompetency,” he said.

According to Allotey Jacobs, the creation of the NIA with new equipment to facilitate a nationwide issuance of a national ID card, known as the Ghana Card is a waste of money to the country.

“Creation of the NIA is just a waste of money in this third world country . . . they could have integrated everything into one card as well as make use of the machines used by the Electoral Commission [EC] , since they are not using those machines now,” he suggested.


The National Identification Authority, (NIA) Monday apologized to Ghanaians for being unable to start the national mass registration exercise with the selected institutions, attributing the failure to a technical hitch, which it is working feverishly to resolve.

In a statement, signed by its Acting Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Francis Palmdeti, it stated, “The National Identification System has suffered a technical hitch, which has affected the NIA’s ability to commence roll-out as scheduled.

“Details of the technical difficulties will be communicated to the general public in due course.

“Our technical team is working fervently to resolve the issue for registration to begin. Under the circumstance registration was suspended today until the problem is completely resolved”.