NIA To Issue 200,000 Ghana Cards In June

National Identification Authority (NIA) says it will open its regional and district offices to issue out 200,000 Ghana cards in June.

In the first phase of its mandate, the NIA said it had registered and issued 15 million Ghana cards to Ghanaians over the age of 15.

The Acting Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA, Adudu Abdul Ganiyu, in an interview with the media, disclosed that there were “still have some 200,000 cards that are currently in backlog, most of that have also been printed.

The problem has to do with the issuance and that is because these were registrations that took place during the mass registration and also during the mop-up registration, unfortunately, the cards couldn’t be issued while we were on the field”.

COVID-19, according to Mr. Ganiyu, is to blame for the delay in issuing the rest of the cards, however, he assured the general public that issuance of the cards will resume soon.

“What we have communicated is that from June this year, hopefully, we should be able to open our district and regional offices across the country and we intend to bag these cards, take them to the appropriate places where the registration took place, and we will be able to issue them,” he added.

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