NIA to begin nationwide distribution of Printed Ghana Cards across the country

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has officially announced Nationwide Printed Ghana Card Issuance Mop-Up Exercise. This was made known on the National Identification Authority (NIA) official social media handles. The statement reads as follows:

National Identification Authority (NIA) Nationwide Printed Ghana Card Issuance Mop-Up Exercise 2020

ISSUANCE OF PRINTED GHANA CARDS TO APPLICANTS IN ALL 16 REGIONS

The National Identification Authority (NIA) will issue 3,875,441 printed cards to Ghana Card applicants in 5,635 registration centers in all 16 Regions of Ghana concurrently from Monday 8th to Tuesday 16th June 2020.

This nationwide card issuance blitz will enable 11,062,850 Ghanaians to possess Ghana Cards in good time to be used for vouching for their relatives or other Ghanaians who wish to register during the nationwide Mop-Up registration exercise commencing on 18th June 2020 and ending in mid-September 2020.

It will also enable persons in possession of the Ghana Card to use it for other mandatory purposes stated in the National Identity Register Regulation, 2012 (LI 2111), including registering as a voter and vouching for others as Ghanaians.

The NIA will provide adequate PPE’s for all NIA field officials for use during the exercise. All Registration Centres will be equipped with the requisite resources to ensure the effective observance of all prescribed health and safety protocols.

In addition, security personnel will be deployed at each Registration Centre to ensure that crowd control measures such as physical distancing and appointment system are strictly observed.

Applicants attending at NIA card collection centres MUST wear a mask and wash their hands before they begin the card collection process.

SGND: ACI FRANCIS PALMDETI
HEAD, CORPORATE AFFAIRS, NIA

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

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