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Public Accounts Committee Orders NIA Boss to Refund GH₵98K 

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has directed the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Kenneth Attafuah, to refund over GH₵98,000.

According to the Auditor General, the NIA, having failed to remit Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions promptly, covered the penalty using the Authority’s funds.

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, James Klutse Avedzi, directed Prof. Ken Attafuah to refund the money in a month’s time in line with the Auditor-General’s recommendation.

“The recommendation states that you must repay the money, and it should be retrieved from both the Chief Executive and the Financial Controller.”

“While you have explained the reasons for not paying the withheld money to SSNIT, the committee finds your explanation unacceptable.”

Story by Nana Kwaku Boffah.

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