General Information of Sunday, 26 January 2020
Government Secretary of the Countrywide Identification Authority, Professor Ken Attafuah
The National Identification Authority (NIA) will set up regional and district places of work throughout the place by the stop of March this year to enable for continual registration for the Ghana card.
The places of work will be opened throughout the 16 locations of the region right after the mass registration exercising finishes the very same month.
The regional and district offices will proceed the registration of Ghanaians who could not sign-up all through the mass registration exercising.
No Ghanaian will be denied
The Head of Company Affairs of the authority, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI), Mr Francis Palmdeti, in an interview, discussed that the institution of the regional and district places of work would make sure that no Ghanaian was denied access to a nationwide identification card.
“Those who for any rationale could not sign-up in the course of the mass registration can go to the long-lasting office environment in the district to sign up for no cost when they are established up,” he said.
Additionally, he mentioned people workplaces would provide as card assortment centres for those who did not get their playing cards just before the exercise moved from their place or area.
The transfer to build the regional and district centres is to alleviate the fears of some people who ended up unable to get the Ghana card, also known as the ECOWAS card.
ACI Palmdeti also indicated that the quality registration centres have been remaining worked on for people whose function schedules would not allow them to sign up for queues.
With the quality centres, he discussed that the particular person would guide an appointment online for a centre and a registration working day at a charge. “Currently, we are functioning on internet site selection and the study is being done.
We will make all those centres public when we are all set,” he reported.
The head of Corporate Affairs of the authority more famous that by the conclusion of future thirty day period, the authority would roll out a “vigorous” card distribution approach to issue cards to applicants who had not gained their playing cards.
About the Ghana card
The NIA commenced the mass registration of Ghanaians for the Ghana card nationwide in April last year and is envisioned to end in March this yr.
With a focus on of registering about 85 for every cent of Ghanaians from 15 many years and previously mentioned by the deadline, the authority experienced as of January 18, 2020 registered additional than 7.35 million Ghanaians in 12 regions.
Out of the amount, much more than 6.37 million playing cards have been printed, even though 4.32 million cards have been issued.
Every single Ghanaian aged concerning zero and infinity is predicted to be registered and issued with the Ghana card.
Although Ghanaians living in the state will acquire the card at no cost, individuals living outdoors the state will pay back a price for the card.
Also, children underneath 15 decades will be registered right after the mass registration exercising and issued with two-dimensional (2D) bar-coded playing cards.