Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah

Executive Secretary/Secretary to NIA Governing Board

Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah

Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah is a Lawyer, Criminologist and Management Consultant of international distinction and repute, Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah has been the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) since February 2017. He has successfully led the transformation of NIA into a modern, vibrant institution spearheading Ghana’s digitalization agenda for social, economic and political inclusion.

Under his leadership, NIA has, in partnership with Identity Management Systems II Limited, its technical partner, established an ultra-modern and robust National Identification System (NIS) for Ghana, registered over 17.6 million Ghanaians. Prof. Attafuah is an ardent advocate of biometric identification systems. He has also consulted widely in the creation and capacity-building of institutions for the promotion and protection of integrity, human rights and good governance globally.


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