Mr. Ambrose Dery (MP) and Minister of Interior, has advised the newly-constituted Board for the National Identification Authority (NIA) to expand operations of the Authority across the country.
He said reliable data on identities of all persons would positively impact the country’s security operations and charged the Board to get the services to the doorsteps of the populace.
The Minister gave the advice on Wednesday in Accra during the inauguration of a 10-member newly-constituted Board.
He restated government’s commitment to a reliable, accurate, and credible National Information System towards the digitization of the local economy and urged the NIA to lead the charge.
Mr. Abel Edusei, Chairman of the Governing Board commended the government for the confidence it has reposed in the Board and pledged the readiness of the Board to deliver on its mandate.
He said the Authority had registered over 15 million of the adult population out of the targeted of 18.4 million and said the exercise would be completed in the coming months.
Members of the board are:Prof Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, Executive Secretary, National Identification Authority; Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, Director General SSNIT, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, Government Statistician;
Mr. Amisshadai Owusu-Amoah, Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority; and Mr. Kwame Asuah-Takyi, Director General, Ghana Immigration Service,The rest are: Dr. Lydia Dsane Selby, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Insurance Authority;
Mr. Seth Kissi, Acting Registrar, Births and Deaths Registry; Prof Anthony Panin and Prof. Olivia Anku-Tsede, presidential nominees.
The short but impressive ceremony took place at the conference room of the Ministry of Interior.
Source|osimpamfm.com|Richard Owusu Tawiah