General News of Wednesday, 7 November 2018
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced persons requiring a replacement of their national identification card, popularly known as the Ghana Card, will be charged 20 cedis.
“Replacement is GHC20 but the card itself is free”, the Director of Public Affairs at the NIA, Francis Palmdeti, said on Yen Sempa on Onua FM Wednesday.
According to the Authority persons who misplace or damage their cards will be required to report to any nearby office of the NIA, pay the stipulated fee, demand for a receipt and have the card replaced.
Meanwhile, Mr. Palmdeti said a total of 3,807 Ghanaians have been registered by the Authority within the Adentan municipality in the last two days of the ongoing mass registration exercise in the area. They have each been issued with ID cards.
The current mass registration exercise started on Monday, November 5, 2018.
Already, some 80,000 cards have been issued so far. Those who have received their cards are mostly workers of state institutions, including the President and his vice.
The registration team will be in the Adentan municipality in the next three weeks before moving to other areas in the Greater Accra Region.
The exercise is expected to last for two months in the Ashanti Region and one month in the other eight regions.