NIA registers nearly three million Ghanaians for Ghana Card

By Godwill Arthur-Mensah,GNA 

Accra, Sept. 15, GNA – The National
Identification Authority (NIA)  says it
has registered 2,902,526 eligible Ghanaians for the Ghana Card in the Greater
Accra, Volta and Oti regions since the registration started on June 4, last
year.

It said out of the figure, 2,590,526 cards
had been printed and 1,718,021 cards had been issued to applicants in the three
regions as at September 14, 2019.

Mr Francis Palmdeti, Head of Corporate
Affairs of the NIA, told the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Sunday that, 556,559
people had been registered in the Volta Region, with 523,984 cards printed and
395,175 issued as at September 14, 2019.

In the Oti Region, he said, 387,057 people
had been registered with 236,348 cards printed and 187,643 cards issued since
registration started in that particular region on August 22, 2019.

Mr Palmdeti said mass registration exercise
ended on Saturday, September 14 in the Oti Region.

However, all registration centres with
backlogs of cards will continue to be printed and issued to applicants from
Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20.

He said registration centres in the Volta
Region where mop-up was conducted will also continue to issue printed cards to
applicants at the centres they registered from Monday, September 16 to Friday,
September 20, but no new registrations will be done.

GNA

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