Asiedu Nketia Backs Prof. Attafuah On Non-Partisan Recruitment Comment

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has asked members of the ruling New Patriotic Party to stop berating the Executive Secretary for the National Identification Authority (NIA) Prof. Ken Attafuah over claims that no NPP loyalist will be employed at the NIA.

Asiedu Nketia Backs Prof. Attafuah On Non-Partisan Recruitment Comment

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has asked members of the ruling New Patriotic Party to stop berating the Executive Secretary for the National Identification Authority (NIA) Prof. Ken Attafuah over claims that no NPP loyalist will be employed at the NIA.

Professor Attafuah in an interview with a local Radio Station is reported to have said in Twi that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has charged him to ensure that no party executives are hired in the process at the National Identification Authority (NIA).

Professor Attafuah added that the president’s vision is for him to build a neutral public service and so he (Attafuah) was doing what the law permits and in line with the President’s legacy.

His comment has attracted condemnation from NPP party members and some foot soldiers who have described Prof. Attafuah as insensitive and calling for his resignation.

Commenting on the issue in an interview censored by Fox News Desk, Mr. Asiedu Nketia stated he sees nothing wrong with what Prof. Attafuah said and that he must be commended for at least appearing to be principled.