Ghana Card: NIA registers 2.9m Ghanaians in 3 regions

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The National Identification Authority (NIA) has registered 2.9 million (2,902,526) eligible Ghanaians for the Ghana Card in the Greater Accra, Volta and Oti regions since the registration started on June 4, 2018.

1.7m cards issued so far

It said out of the figure, 2.5 million (2,590,526) cards had been printed and 1.7 million (1,718,021) cards had been issued to applicants in the three regions as at September 14, 2019.

556,559 Registered in Volta Region

Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (ACI) Francis Palmdeti said 556,559 people had been registered in the Volta Region.

395,175 Cards issued in Volta Region

According to him, 523,984 cards were printed and 395,175 issued as at September 14, 2019.

387,057 Registered in Oti Region

In the Oti Region, ACI Palmdeti said 387,057 people had been registered .

187,643 Cards issued in Oti Region

He stated that 236,348 cards were printed and 187,643 cards issued since registration started in that particular region on August 22, 2019.

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

However, all registration centres with backlogs of cards were being printed and issued to applicants from yesterday, September 16 to Friday, September 20.

The Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA said registration centres in the Volta Region where mop up was conducted would also continue to issue printed cards to applicants at the centres they registered at from yesterday, September 16 to Friday, September 20, but no new registrations will be done.



Source: The Finder


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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