Accra, Jan.15, GNA — The
National Identification Authority (NIA) has dismissed 10 registration officials
with instant outcome for misconduct just after it concluded administrative
investigations into their steps.
7 of them had been
to begin with interdicted on January 9, this year, next reports of
administrative breaches of the policies and polices governing the perform of
the ongoing mass registration exercise for the Ghana Card in the Ashanti
Mr Francis Palmdeti,
the Head of Corporate Affairs of NIA, declared this in a statement copied to
the Ghana Information Company, in Accra, on Wednesday.
The statement explained the
dismissed officers acted without having lawful authority by carrying registration
products away from selected registration centres to personal premises for the
purposes of registering officers of a certain financial institution.
involved Martin Awatey, a Commissioner for Oaths, New Suame Church of Pentecost
Centre in Kumasi, Musah Alhassan, a Registration Officer, New Suame Church of
Pentecost Centre in Kumasi and Philip Osei, a Cell Registration Workstation
Operator, New Suame Church of Pentecost Centre in Kumasi.
The relaxation are Alphonse
Acquah-Djan, a Commissioner for Oaths, Church of Christ Registration Centre,
Nyinampong, Asante-Mampong and Alexander Larbi, a Commissioner for Oaths,
Amanchia D/A registration Centre in Atwima Nwabiagya South District and Lydia
Amanda K. Mega, a Commissioner for Oaths, Mpasatia Atenasu registration centre
in Atwima Mponua District
The NIA stated,
Acquah-Djan and Larbi, for occasion, contracted some members of the communities
in which they were deployed to market Oath of Identification varieties, signed or
thumb-printed by applicants who had presently long gone through the registration
course of action.
Amanda K. Mega, for
occasion,stamped blank Oath of Identification Varieties, which experienced not been duly
concluded by persons vouching for candidates, opposite to the policies and ethics
of her profession as a Commissioner for Oaths.
The sorts also uncovered
their way into the palms of potential applicants for a price.
Prior to their
dismissal, the NIA experienced interdicted the earlier mentioned named persons.
Agyei, a Supervising Registration Officer of New Suame Church of Pentecost
Centre in Kumasi, who was between individuals at first interdict Ed, has been
reinstated right after the NIA’s interior investigations proved that she did no
“She is appropriately
reinstated with all her entitlements completely restored”, the statement
The Ghana Card
registration, the NIA declared, would keep on till Saturday, January 18
although all registration centres in the Ashanti Location remained opened for card
assortment till Wednesday, January 22.
“This is to aid
ameliorate the worries encountered in some registration centres when the
mass registration commenced in the Region”.