The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Kenneth Attafuah has been given a month ultimatum to refund over GHc98,000 deducted from the Authority’s Account as penalty for the delayed transfer of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions.
The directive follows the NIA’s failure to reimburse SSNIT contributions which was deducted from the Authority’s account.
The directive to refund the GH₵98, 000 came from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament when Ken Attafuah made an appearance before the committee on Wednesday, February 7. PAC, in its recommendation sided with the Auditor General’s recommendation.
“The recommendation is that you should refund the money, the money should be refunded from the Chief Executive and Financial Controller…
So the recommendation of the Auditor General still holds, the Chief Executive and the Financial Controller should go and refund the money to the recovery account of the auditor general and this should be done in one month.”
The committee also rejected the Professor’s explanation as to why the NIA did not pay the money to SSNIT.
PAC further instructed that Prof. Ken Attafuah and the financial controller should be surcharged with the penalty’s cost.