Monday 17th February, 2020
Takoradi, February 17, GNA – The Executive
Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Professor Ken
Agyemang Attafuah, has directed that the mass registration exercise in the
Western, Central and Western North Regions be extended by four days.
Thus, the exercise, originally scheduled to
end on Tuesday, February, 18th, 2020 in the said regions, would now end on
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.
This was contained in a statement signed by
Col. Peter Ghansah, Head of Operations and copied to all District Registration
Officers and the media.
The statement said the decision followed a
review of the operational performance of the exercise and the challenges
encountered since Monday, January, 27th 2020 when the exercise commenced.
It said the decision was also a positive
response to requests from various stakeholders for an extension of the duration
of the registration exercise in the said regions.
According to the statement, NIA was satisfied
that the extension would afford more citizens in the clustered regions further
opportunity to register for and receive the Ghana Card.
“NIA is also satisfied that the said extension
would not adversely impact the one-year deadline for the mass registration
exercise which started in the Greater Accra Region on 29th April 2019”.