NIA: 1.2 million people registered-Accra East mass registration starts June 4

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The National Identification Authority (NIA) has registered close to 1.2 million Ghanaians (1,191,451) ever since it started operations.

More females registered than males

This is made up of 630,300 females and 561,151 males.

581,690 Registered from selected institutions

The NIA registered 581,690 Ghanaians during the registration of staff of selected institutions.

609,761 Registered in Accra West

The mass registration exercise in Accra West, which ended last Saturday, has so far captured 609,761 Ghanaians.

345,554 Females; 264,207 males

This number comprises 345,554 females and 264,207 males.

Designated card collection points

Head of Corporate Affairs of NIA, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (ACI) Francis Palmdeti urged residents of the Accra West Zone, where the mass registration ended on Saturday, to collect their Ghana Cards at some designated collection points in the municipalities.

What happens to people who could not register?

He explained that residents who were unable to register during the mass registration exercise in the Accra West Zone would be able to do so at district and regional offices to be set up by NIA after the mass registration exercise.

ACI Palmdeti said the collection points would be located at Ga South (Bortianor, Ngleshie, Amanfro); Ga South (Weija, Gbawe, Domeabra/Obom); Ga Central (Anyaa, Sowutuom); Ga West (Trobu, Amasaman); Ga North; Okaikoi South; and Okaikoi Central.

The rest are Okaikoi North, Ablekuma South, Ablekuma Central, Ablekuma West, Ablekuma North, and Ashiedu Keteke.

ACI Palmdeti assured residents of the above-mentioned municipalities and districts who registered during the exercise and were not issued their Ghana Cards that they would be informed via text messages, phone calls, and radio and television announcements about designated Ghana Card collection points.

Challenges experienced during mass registration

Some of the challenges include sleeping overnight at the registration centres to make it possible for registrants to be captured on time when the registration process starts at 7am.

In addition, many had to wait in long queues to have their turn to register.

Some people said they had to wait between three and seven days to get their Ghana Cards while others claimed that even though they had met all the requirements and gone through the process, their card was not issued.

ACI Palmdeti said authorities are working round the clock to resolve challenges encountered at Accra West.

Number of people on adjudication panel to increase

He told The Finder that the number of people on its adjudication panel would be increased from five to 10 to fast track adjudications.

Accra East mass registration starts June 4

He announced that NIA would commence mass registration in the Accra East Zone from June 4 to July 6, 2019.

Accra East locations

The areas include Ayawaso East, Ayawaso North, Ayawaso Central, Ayawaso West Wuogon, Osu Klotey (Korley Klotey), La Dadekotopon, Ledzokuku Krowor, and Tema East.

The rest are Tema West, Tema Central Kpone Katamanso, Ashaiman, Shai Osu Doku, Ningo Prampram, Ada East, and Ada West.

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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