The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced the extension of the Ghana card issuance exercise across the country.
It was first scheduled to end on Thursday, 18 June 2020 but has been extended to Tuesday, 23 June 2020.
In a statement issued by the Authority on Friday, 19 June 2020 and signed by its Head of Corporate Affairs, Francis Palmdeti, the NIA stated: “The card issuance exercise in the Eastern, Upper East and Upper West Regions will continue at registration centres during the mop-up exercise.”
The Authority added: “Applicants who are yet to collect their Ghana cards are entreated to do so during this extended period.”
The National Identification Authority (NIA) had earlier said it will resume its registration in the Eastern Region from 18 – 27 June 2020.
At the same time, its card distribution exercise started on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 at 5,635 registration centres across the country.
“The exercise will enable approximately 3,934,073 Ghanaians who could not receive their cards during the mass registration exercise to do so”, the NIA said in a statement.
“The cards are being issued to Ghanaians at the same centres where they registered during the mass registration exercise.
“Nearly 800,000 Ghanaians have received the Ghana card since the exercise began last Wednesday, 10 June 2020,” it noted.
The NIA said: “All persons who registered but have not received their Ghana cards are requested to go to the registration centre where they registered to pick up their card”.
“To receive the card, a Ghanaian must present the registration application form, the printout or receipt given at the time of registration, or provide other relevant information to be cross-checked against his/her photograph and personal details contained in a registration centre album.”
By the end of the exercise, the NIA said more than eleven million Ghanaians will possess the Ghana card.
“Out of that number, a total of 10,295,578 Ghanaians will be aged 18 years and over,” the statement added.