NIA Sacks 7 thieving Officers -Announces Jan. 20 as final Registration day.

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has issued a statement announcing that it has dismissed seven of its registration officers for reportedly engaging in fraudulent registration and printing of the Ghana Cards.
“. Seven (7) NIA registration officials who were interdicted on 9th January 2020 have now been dismissed following the conclusion of administrative investigations by the NIA . The dismissals take immediate effect,” stated the NIA, through its Corporate Affairs boss, Aci Francis Palmdeti.
Most of these dismissed officers were stationed in the Ashanti Region. Some of the officers reportedly took home registration materials and used them to privately register and print cards for unknown people.
They also “contracted some members of the communities within which they had been deployed to sell Oath of Identity forms, signed or thumb-printed by applicants who had already gone through the registration process” said the NIA in its public notice.
For instance, one Lydia Amanda K Mega who is an NIA Commissioner for Oaths (CFO), at the Mpasatia Atenasu registration centre in Atwima Mponua District reportedly stamped blank Oath of Identity Forms which had not been duly completed by persons vouching for applicants. The said forms were found in the possession of prospective applicant.
The other dismissed officers are: Martin Awatey, Musah Alhassan, Philip Osei, Alphonse Acquah-Djan , Alexander Larbi and Acquah-Djan.
Meanwhile, the NIA has announced Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 as the final day of registration for the Ghanaian identity cards.


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